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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Peppermint Frosted Vanilla Cupcakes
3 posts in one day! Wow is all I can say! Yesterday I volunteered to bring cupcakes to a Relief Society (women's organization) meeting that we were having at my church. I wanted to make something seasonal but didn't have any great recipes. I did, however, find this SUPER easy vanilla cake recipe that I turned into a cupcake recipe. The Peppermint frosting is my own little experiment and it turned out AWESOME, if I do say so myself! LOL!!
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups white flour
1 cup milk
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.
In a large mixing bowl mix sugar and eggs until smooth. Add vanilla, mix. Add oil & milk, mix. Add flour, powder, & salt. Mix but do not over mix. Pour into liners 3/4th full. Bake for 17-19 minutes. Do not over bake!
1 cube (8 oz) cream cheese (straight from the fridge)
4-6 cups powdered sugar
1/8-1/4 cups milk
2 tsp peppermint extract
Small amount of light pink food paste
Cream the cream cheese in your mixer. Add 2 cups of sugar one cup at a time. Mixing until smooth in between (can get messy). Add a little milk, then more powdered sugar until you get the right consistency. Add your flavoring and food coloring. Mix again.