Monday, May 2, 2011
7:43 AM | Posted by Brandy K | | Edit Post
These are what I call, "everyday cupcakes". They are super quick and easy to make, and they taste so good.
You can make them any day--just because. Just because you want to make your kid smile when he gets home from school, just because you want to make a neighbor happy, or just because you need a quick TREAT! Maybe I should call them, "just because" cupcakes.
If you prefer chocolate cupcakes, check out My Favorite Chocolate Cupcakes. They are just as quick and easy to make.
Yellow Cake Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting
Source for the cupcakes: Shelly Kaldunski's lovely book-Cupcakes
makes 12 cupcakes
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup whole milk
Preheat oven to 350. Line a standard 12 cup muffin tin with paper or foil liners.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk to the butter/sugar mixture, beginning and ending with the flour, beating on low speed until just combined and no traces of flour remain.
Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake until lightly golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
Frost the cupcakes with your favorite chocolate buttercream or this easy chocolate ganache.
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup whipping cream
Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Warm the cream in a small saucepan over low heat-just until it starts to steam and little bubbles form around the sides of the pan. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute. Whisk the chocolate chips and cream until smooth--let it cool for about 5 minutes. Take a cupcake, turn it upside down, dip it in the ganache--let the excess drip off and turn the cupcake top side up--viola! Do this with each cupcake until they are all coated with ganache.
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