Sunday, August 10, 2008
Plain Janes
Plain Janes

Well, a few of my mother's friends took me to see "Jersey Boys" and I had so much fun that I knew I had to make it up to them somehow, and so, uninspired, I made a batch of basic white cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. 
Never underestimate the power of a simple recipe. These were delicious!

White Cupcakes
125 Best Cupcake Recipes
Yields 12 cupcakes
2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon almond extract
2/3 cup buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line muffin pan with paper liners.

2. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3. In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter until well combined. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. mix in almond extract. Alternately beat in flour mixture and buttermilk, making three additions of four mixture and two of butter milk, beating until smooth.

4. Scoop batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until tops of cupcakes spring back when lightly touched. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on rack. top Cooled cupcakes with frosting.

posted by Chamberlaine Beard at 8:13 PM -
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