Saturday, August 16, 2008

Magnolia Cupcakes





When my husband and I were invited to our little cousin's 3rd birthday party last week, I knew it would be the perfect time to try out that famous Magnolia cupcake recipe that everyone talks about! Although they were a huge hit with everyone, in my opinion (having had the real thing) they were OK...nothing to flip over!




Magnolia Cupcakes

CUPCAKES:
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake papers.
In a small bowl, combine the flours. Set aside.
In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended. Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about three-quarters full. Bake for 20–25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
Cool the cupcakes in the tins for 15 minutes. Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

VANILLA ICING
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
6 to 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of the sugar and then the milk and vanilla. On the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency. You may not need to add all of the sugar. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly. (Use and store the icing at room temperature because icing will set if chilled.) Icing can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


3 comments:

Nadya said...

ooo those look yummy enza! I made cupcakes for the engagement party instead of a cake lol but I used regular frosting (cake frosting from the store) because i don’t know any better and i had to run and do one cupcake and put it in the fridge to keep cool lol. But now you posted an easy frosting recipe, thanks! ;) take care!

Nadya said...

ooo those look yummy enza! I made cupcakes for the engagement party instead of a cake lol but I used regular frosting (cake frosting from the store) because i don’t know any better and i had to run and do one cupcake and put it in the fridge to keep cool lol. But now you posted an easy frosting recipe, thanks! ;) take care!

lemon_tart said...

Cupcakes are my very favourite thing in the whole wide world and I am always searching for the ultimate recipe--I will have to give this one a try!