Monday, July 25, 2011

Another Tasty Treat!

I've been in a bit of a baking mood lately...not really sure why - I just know it brings me joy and relieves my, last night, I decided on a whim to make homemade vanilla cupcakes. This cake recipe card has been in my kitchen for many years - I'm not sure where it originated. The frosting recipe (which I got from my mother and I am guessing came from my grandmother) is one of my very favorite recipes - I used it for most cookies and all cakes.

White Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 egg whites

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place paper baking cups in cupcake trays (will make 24 cupcakes). In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk and shortening; beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Add vanilla and egg whites; beat an additional 2 minutes. Pour into baking cups - filling each 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

1/3 cup margarine
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla (or flavoring of your choice)

Beat on low speed: softened (not melted) margarine, milk, and vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar until desired consistency. Add food coloring, if desired.

Frost cooled cupcakes and decorate with your choice of sprinkles or embellishments. This recipe will make 24 beautiful and tasty cupcakes!

I used silver foil baking cups, as those were always my favorite as a little girl...and after frosting my cupcakes, I sprinkled colored sugar on them...didn't they turn out festive and cute?! My husband and I both enjoyed a cupcake and a hot beverage last night - what a treat! We have enough cupcakes to last a while...then what will I bake next??


  1. I have always preferred vanilla to chocolate and these cupcakes look delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Yum - I also love to bake. I prefer to eat whatever the first night and then I can leave it alone. Tonight I made banana nut muffins. Your cupcakes look wonderful.

  3. Your cupcakes look so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


  4. Those cupcakes look so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Yummy, I might have to make this recipe!!

  6. so yummyyyyy..thank you for sharing the recipe dear xx

  7. I've always hated any activity that required a kitchen, yet I'm surrounded by kids, siblings and a mom whose life centered around one. I admire you all!