Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Happy Valentine's Day!
I made you a cupcake.

I actually made them for a few special friends, but I wish I could make each one of you
one too! I haven't baked any sweet treats since Christmas. It felt good to bake cupcakes
again! I love whipping the frosting, deciding on what sprinkles to use and finding just the
right cupcake topper. The candies are Sour Patch Hearts - I found them at Target this year.
I love the pretty shade of pink! The sprinkles are from Wilton.

Thank you for stoping by my little space on the internet.  I appreciate you more than you
know and I am sending happy pink, sprinkled thoughts to you today :)

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

1 - 15.25 oz. box white cake mix
1 C low-fat buttermilk
4 large eggs
1/2 C canola oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
Sift cake mix into a large mixing bowl.  Add eggs, buttermilk and oil
to the bowl.  Using a hand mixer mix until ingredients are combined.

Using a large cookie scoop, fill liners 2/3 full.  Bake for 18 - 20 minutes
or until done.  Cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing to
a wire rack to continue to cool.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

3 sticks (1 1/2 C) unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 C confectioners sugar
1-2 T milk or heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter and beat for about 1 minute.
Add confectioners sugar one cup at a time, beating slowly until incorporated.
Add milk, vanilla and sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
Spoon frosting into a piping bag and frost cooled cupcakes.
Top with sprinkles and candy, if desired.

Yield - 20 cupcakes



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