Memorial Day Sweetness*

28 May

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you have been enjoying a wonderful, relaxing weekend! I’ve spent my weekend catching some rays, hanging with the fam, and sipping on some delish sangria … you can’t beat it. We have a Memorial day party at our house every year, so to get into the Memorial Day spirit, I baked classic, yet festive cupcakes. Ya’ll know me by now, it’s not a party unless there’s cupcakes. I’m always asked to bake cupcakes more elaborate cupcakes, so I took this chance to make a classic cupcake. Vanilla with buttercream frosting … my favorite. And what better day then to make these all American cupcakes then Memorial Day?

Ingredients — Cupcakes
-1 cup milk, room temperature
-6 egg whites
-1 tsp almond extract
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2 1/4 cups cake flour
-1 3/4 cups sugar
-4 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp salt
-3/4 cup butter, softened

Directions
-Combine milk, eggs whites and extracts in a small bowl with a fork. Set aside.
-Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in an electric mixer and mix at slow speed with a paddle attachment.
-Add butter. Continue beating at slow speed until mixture looks like wet sand mixture.
Add all but 1/2 cup of milk mixture and beat at medium speed for 1 1/2 minutes. Add remaining milk mixture and beat for an additional 30 seconds, scraping the sides of the bowl if necessary.

Ingredients — Frosting
-3 cups confectioners sugar
-1 cup butter
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream

Directions
-Mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
-Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.

Hosting a get together this weekend? Headed to your town’s annual bbq? Then these cupcakes should accompany you. They’re quick to make, are festive and adorable, and will certainly be a hit.

Enjoy!

xo, frillyfab

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