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Do you have a special occasion coming up and don’t know what to bring to your fellow friend’s birthday party? Maybe you realize that pay to buy the gift is too regular and can not outstand in the whole party. Here is a good option, bake the cupcake. However, you can’t go wrong with these delicious sweet treats even it is quite simple. Now, let’s get into some of the most classic cupcake recipes that you can make right even you are a cooking newbie.

Vanilla cupcake

vanilla cupcake

First off, it is the world famous vanilla cupcake. Despite, this the simplest one to make but may take you about 70 mins to finish. So, let’s start with the ingredients:

-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon fine salt
-2 large eggs (room temperature, not immediately from the refrigerator)
-2/3 cup sugar
-12 tablespoons or 1 1/2 stick of melted and unsalted butter
-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
-1/2 cup milk
-12-cup muffin tin

The tools:
-A medium bowl and a large bowl
-Cupcake liners
-Whisk
-Toothpicks
-Electric mixer

Instructions:
Okay, everything is prepared, and it’s time to start.
1. Put a rack in the middle of your oven and first preheat it to 350 degrees F.
2. Get your 12-cup muffin tin and fill it with cupcake liners.
3. Add the baking powder, flour, and salt together into the medium bowl and then whisk it.
4. Beat the eggs into the large bowl, add sugar in it and then mix with the electric mixer. Meanwhile, slowly pour the melted butter and vanilla extract while mixing.
5. Keep mixing the mixture in the large bowl and then pour half of the flour mixture (in the medium bowl). Next, add all the milk you have with the rest of the flour mixture at the end.
6. After everything is mixed together, pour the mixture evenly into the 12-cup muffin tin.
7. Bake the cupcake for 8-10 minutes, flip the tin around, and then bake another 8-10 minutes.
8. To make sure your cupcakes are done, insert the toothpick and if it comes out clean, congratulations!

Finally, please remember to place your cupcake in some sort of cooler for at least 10 minutes before you pack into your gift box.

Chocolate cupcake

chocolate cupcake

Ingredients:
– 1 cup of all purpose flour
– 6 tablespoons unsalted butter and cut into pieces
– 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
– 1/3 cup freshly brewed coffee
– 1 cup of sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, baking soda, and fine salt
– 1/3 cup sour cream
– 1/3 cup of water
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
-2 large eggs (room temperature, not immediately from the refrigerator)
– 12-cup muffin tin

The tools:
– Cupcake liners
– Plastic Wrap
– Microwave-safe bowl
– Large bowl
– Small bowl
– Electric mixer
– Whisk
– Toothpicks

Instructions:
1. Put a rack in the middle of your oven and then preheat it to 350 degrees F.
2. Get your 12-cup muffin tin and fill it with cupcake liners.
3. Mix together the butter, cocoa powder, coffee, and water into a microwave-safe bowl.
4. Place plastic wrap over the top of the bowl and put it in the microwave so that the butter melts. About 1 minute later, then whisk.
5. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the large bowl and whisk together.
6. Use the small bowl to beat the eggs, vanilla and sour cream together.
7. Pour and whisk in the butter mixture with flour mixture (dry ingredients).
8. Add in the egg mixture with everything else and stir.
9. After everything is mixed together, pour the mixture evenly into the 12-cup muffin tin.
10. After the 8-10 minutes baking, then flip the tin around, and then bake for another 8-10 minutes.
11. Make sure your cupcakes are dined by inserting the toothpick and if it comes out clean, and you are all set.
12. Remember to cool it first

What if you’re seeking the cupcake you could eat after the huge meal which you don’t want all that sugar. I recommend a solution for you – the mini cupcake. All you have to differently is get a different cupcake tin for mini cupcakes and instead of baking for 18-20 minutes, you only need to bake it for 10-12 minutes. Besides, all the recipe stays the same. Now you find a super easy way to bake these bite-sized snacks on your own.

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Frosting

cupcake frosting

If you have already tried the above recipe that means you are not a newbie anymore. Therefore, you should accept another challenge to make your cupcake perfect which is vanilla and chocolate frosting.

Vanilla buttercream frosting ingredients:
– 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (melted)
– 2 cups of sugar (sift)
– 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
– 2 tablespoons of milk
– Food coloring (optional)
– Hand mixer or wooden spoon
– Medium bowl

Vanilla buttercream frosting instructions:
1. Cream butter using a hand mixer or wooden spoon until it’s smooth, creamy and fluffy.
2. Beat in the sugar slowly until it is mixed in completely
3. Beat in vanilla extract
4. Add in the mike and beat for another 3-4 minutes.
5. If you’re using food coloring, beat for an additional 30 seconds until it is mixed in.
6. Add the frosting to your cupcakes and eat up!

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:
– 1 cup of melted butter
– 1/2 cup of cocoa powder (sift)
– 5 cups of powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla
– 3-4 tablespoons of milk
– Large Bowl

Chocolate Frosting Instructions:
1. Put the butter and cocoa powder in a large bowl and whip together.
2. Add in the vanilla and powdered sugar and stir.
3. Gradually pour in the milk until you have your frosting
4. Get all the mixture from the sides and whip again until the frosting is fluffy and creamy.
5. Frost your cupcakes and enjoy!

Now all your cupcake are all set! Share the treats with your fellow friends!

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