Honey's Treasures

Honey's Treasures

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Delightful and Delicious

Homemade buttermilk cupcakes ready and waiting for their pretties.
Vanilla Amaretto Frosting
I was in the mood for making some buttermilk cupcakes to take along to a potluck party we're attending this Saturday.  Such tastiness!
So smooth and creamy and yummy.
Delicate pastels.
And because I was busy making the cupcakes and frosting and decorating them, for dinner I popped some Trader Joe's Onion Soup into the oven.
The golden oozing cheesy goodness.
Here is the recipe for the Buttermilk Cupcakes:

2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt

1.  Sift above ingredients together into a large bowl.

2.  Add 1 1/3 cups buttermilk or sour milk, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp. almond extract:  Mix on low speed for 1 minute, then mix on high for 1 more minute, scrape bowl and mix again.

3.  Add 4 egg whites and mix on low to incorporate and then on high for another 2 minutes scraping bowl as needed.

4.  Use paper cups or grease your muffin pan.  Bake 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. 

Vanilla Amaretto Butter Frosting:

1 cube unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1/4 cup milk at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 box powdered confectioner's sugar

Mix all ingredients in mixer scraping bowl as needed until smooth and creamy.  Frost and decorate cupcakes as desired.

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