Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting - Just 4 cupcakes

I've always wanted to make just 2 or 4 cupcakes, as we are a small family and my H is not fond of cakes. So, it's going to be me n son, again my son hardly will have one cupcake for his appetite so that leaves me finishing the whole thing. So, I always try to scale down the recipe to 1/4 th of it's serving size but then never made only 4 cupcakes. Recently my son had developed a liking for buttercream frosting so we often buy mini/ regular cupcakes from shops. The price is outrageous, u'll not believe me if I say a regular cupcakes costs around RM 24 + in Midvalley for certain varieties and the minimum price is RM 12 per piece for regular sized cupcakes.It's not that we can't afford, it's just that there was nothing outstanding for the price we've paid, hence thought of making this time @ home, I hope this will be useful for many who likes to bake in small quantity like me..
















For Vanilla Cupcakes: Yields 4 cupcakes

Ingredients:
2 egg whites @ room temperature
4 tbsp. sugar, run in the mixer if it's crystal sized
4 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. Milk
1/2 cup cake flour (u may substitute AP flour)

1/2 tsp. of baking powder, heaped
2 pinches of salt
* Remove 1 tbsp. of All purpose flour from the 1/2 cup of flour add 1 tbsp. of corn starch instead and sieve at least 2 times.

Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F /180 deg C. Line the cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Mix the salt, baking powder to the cake flour and pass thro' the sieve again.
  • Whisk the egg whites along with sugar and stir in the vanilla extract and melted butter. 



  • Add in the flour mixture a little at a time and fold them gently.
  • Add the milk and fold them gently until it is thoroughly mixed and the batter is smooth.
  • Pour the batter in each of the  cupcake liner and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a skewer comes clean.
  • Rest the cupcakes on the counter until it comes down to room temperature.
  • Pipe the vanilla buttercream frosting(recipe given below) and njoy!!!



For Vanilla Buttercream Frosting: for 4 cupcakes

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Butter @ room temperature
1 cup Icing sugar (add 3/4 cup of sugar for correct sweetness, 1 cup is too much for me)
1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 - 3 tsp. Milk
Food colour, optional

Instructions:
  • Beat the butter in high speed until it turns light coloured and fluffy. Add the icing sugar in batches, 1/4 cup at a time. Make sure the icing sugar incorporates with the butter very well before adding on the next batch of sugar.
  • Add in the vanilla extract , food colour and milk (add 2 tsp of milk and check for the consistency, add more if it's thick). Beat on low speed until everything gets incorporated. 
Notes:
  • I've used a slightly smaller liner than the regular size so I got 5 cupcakes. 
  • Do not dump in the mentioned milk when making cupcakes, better look for the consistency and then add.



Printed Recipe:

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How To Make Vanilla Cupcakes and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time : < 10 mins | Cooking Time : 12 - 15 mins | Serves : 2 | Cuisine : International

Author : Shanavi| Copyright : www.kitchensecretsandsnippets.com

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For Vanilla Cupcakes: Yields 4 cupcakes

Ingredients:
2 egg whites
4 tbsp. sugar, run in the mixer if it's crystal sized
4 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. Milk
1/2 cup cake flour (u may substitute AP flour)

1/2 tsp. of baking powder, heaped
2 pinches of salt

Remove 1 tbsp. of All purpose flour from the 1/2 cup of flour add 1 tbsp. of corn starch instead and sieve at least 2 times.

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F /180 deg C. Line the cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Mix the salt, baking powder to the cake flour and pass thro' the sieve again.
  • Whisk the egg whites along with sugar and stir in the vanilla extract and melted butter. 
  • Add in the flour mixture a little at a time and fold them gently.
  • Add the milk and fold them gently until it is thoroughly mixed and the batter is smooth.
  • Pour the batter in each of the  cupcake liner and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a skewer comes clean.
  • Rest the cupcakes on the counter until it comes down to room temperature.
  • Pipe the vanilla buttercream frosting(recipe given below) and njoy!!!

For Vanilla Buttercream Frosting: for 4 cupcakes

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Butter @ room temperature
1 cup Icing sugar, (add 3/4 cup of sugar for correct sweetness, 1 cup is too much for me)
1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 - 3 tsp. Milk

Instructions:
  • Beat the butter in high speed until it turns light coloured and fluffy. Add the icing sugar in batches, 1/4 cup at a time. Make sure the icing sugar incorporates with the butter very well before adding on the next batch of sugar.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and milk (add 2 tsp of milk and check for the consistency, add more if it's thick). Beat on low speed until everything gets incorporated. 





Cheers,
Shanavi

4 comments:

  1. Cute presentation Sho..love the icing decoration on the top..

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  2. Beautifully done cupcakes :) love them all your clicks are so pretty simple and understated giving more attention to the cupcakes

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  3. Yummy frosting.am too fond of mini bakes as in my family does not like bakng that much

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