Thursday, September 15, 2011

Vanilla cupcakes with Strawberry frosting

September is a special month for me.. My hubby's birthday is coming & I want to bake a perfect cake for him.Last year I baked a eggless cake and that came out well. Thank god.
I have tried many eggless cakes but most of them are just flops.I was looking for fool proof recipe & came along this with help of my cousin. The recipe was posted in food network & I followed all the steps as mentioned in it.
This is a simple vanilla cupcake recipe yields about 10 cupcakes. The recipe didn't ask for baking soda but I just couldn't hold with out adding as they say old habits won't go so easily :)
I'm not a fan of frosting still tried this strawberry frosting recipe from food network.I'm kind of worried about all the calories in them :)
Go thru my recipe and have a virtual treat of them.


For Cake
11/2 cups of all purpose flour
11/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt 
2/3 cup sugar 
2 Large eggs @ room temperature 
3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
1/2 cup milk ( Used 2% fat milk)
2 tsp vanilla extract

For Frosting 
1/2 cup butter @ room temp  
4 cups Icing sugar
1/4 cup milk ( Used 2% fat milk)
2 tbs strawberries jam

Preheat oven @ 350 degrees F.

Dry Ingredients
Sift all purpose flour & mix baking powder,baking soda,all purpose flour & salt together in a bowl. 

Wet Ingredients
In another bowl beat eggs & sugar together till the sugar has dissolved.Then add melted butter & Vanilla one after another to the same bowl & keep mixing it with a hand mixer.

Mix the dry & wet ingredients along with milk.Once the batter is ready set the muffin tin with cupcake sheets and divide the batter equally in them.
Place cakes in oven and bake them @ 350 degrees F for 20mins or till the stick comes out clean. ( I used a tooth pik)
Once they are done cool them on a rack.  

In a bowl take butter & mix it smooth. Then add sugar to the bowl along with milk and strawberry jam.
Mix it till it comes out smooth & creamy.
*** I used hand mixer so it wasn't so perfect. Use a electric mixer for better results. 

Frost once the cakes cool down. They are soft & puffy.

1. The sugar in the cake was just enough sweet. So if you love sweet you can the sugar in cake. 
2. Replace butter with olive oil Or use half butter & half olive oil. 


  1. looks moist and perfect

    Aarthi @munchmunchcrunchcrunch
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  2. It is really a virtual treat Srivalli...


  3. They look sooo gud...perfect delicious!

  4. cute cupcakes, perfectly done, looks so soft and delicious..

  5. delicious looking cupcakes and presentation

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  7. OMG!! These look soooo.....good!!!! The frosting too is just perfect against the most & soft cupcake :))
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  8. looks so yummy...nice clicks too..

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  10. lovely cupcakes and cute frosting

  11. Looks so moist and yummy with the icing.

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