Saturday, September 20, 2008

Classic White Cupcakes

When I decided to make vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, Tricia pointed me in the way of Bridget's White cake comparison. It was amazing to read all she had! I chose to make the Classic White Layer Cake from CI. I was not disppointed at all! They were fantastic, first flavor to sell out at the bakesale!

Classic White Layer (Cup)Cakes

2¼ cups cake flour, plus more for dusting the pans
1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
6 large egg whites at room temperature
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1¾ cups granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon table salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter softened

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Pour milk, egg whites, and extracts into 2-cup glass measure, and mix with fork until blended.
Mix cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in bowl of electric mixer at slow speed. Add butter; continue beating at slow speed until mixture resembles moist crumbs, with no powdery streaks remaining.
Add all but ½ cup of milk mixture to crumbs and beat at medium speed (or high speed if using handheld mixer) for 1½ minutes. Add remaining ½ cup of milk mixture and beat 30 seconds more. Stop mixer and scrape sides of bowl. Return mixer to medium (or high) speed and beat 20 seconds longer.
Divide batter evenly between 24 cupcake liners. Fill about half way. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Stephanie said...

Those are beautiful! Great job on raising all that money. That is so awesome. Don't know if you saw my comment on the spaghetti, but I gave you a blog excellence award. I love your blog:)

That Girl said...

This is such a fabulous fundraising idea.

Sara said...

Oh my gosh, all your breast cancer treats are so cute! Great job! I've been reading your blog for about a month now and I love it. You're recipes all look fabulous.

Bridget said...

I'm so glad these worked out for you! They look so cute; you did a great job decorating them.

Kelly said...

Those are all so cute! So elegant and delicious looking. I love the new picture of you. You look radiant.