Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Peppermint Frosted Vanilla Cupcakes

Hello Friends!

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!!

Vanilla Cupcakes

2 cups sugar
4 eggs
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!


Peppermint Frosting

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.  



36 comments:

  1. Robin,
    I love all of the recipes that you post! Thanks for sharing . . . my 4-H cooking group is really benefitting from your knowledge. : )

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  2. Those Cupcakes look delicous.. I will have to try it.

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  3. These look super yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  4. yummy....im gonna have to make some ...thanks for the recipe

    Tina

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  5. YUM!!!!
    I always appreciate that you give the recipe.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  6. YUM!!! Recipe sounds so yummy TFS

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  7. Yummy! Can't wait to try them.

    Thank you for sharing your recipes, I appreciate it.

    Leslie

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  8. That looks yummy! Do you have a link that I can print out the recipe with out the rest of the blog?

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  9. Thanks for another great cupcake recipe but I still want to know what piping tube you use and how do you get them to all look so perfect.

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  10. Mmmmm...looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing all your recipes. I think I will make these for a Christmas party I have tomorrow night.

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  11. Thank you so much for the recipe! I have been waiting and am anxious to try this recipe myself. You also made chocolate cupcake, do you have the recipe for them also?

    Patty D
    pdbstamper@sbcglobal.net

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  12. Yum Yum, did you ever say how you frost your cupcakes? I love the way theres just a touch of frosting and not way to much!! Keep up the great work love your blogs and videos!!

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  13. Thank you so much for this recipe! I can't wait to try it! Christina

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  14. I have GOT to try this!

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  15. I love all of the recipes that you post!

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  16. You really know your cupcakes, Robyn! Thanks so much for making the day more yummiful!!!!!

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  17. Wow they look so pretty and I bet they did taste great too!

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  18. Wow! Cupcakes look yummalicious...pretty too.

    Happy Holidays!
    Dee B

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  19. These will be great for the baby shower (boy) so will have to dye blue in January - Thanks and I was just thinking about scratch cake mix......

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  20. Those look yummy. I know I will be making these as you have combined by daughter's two favorite flavors.
    Thanks for the recipes!
    Rhonda

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  21. those cupcakes look delicious...I will have to try this recipe soon...love your KitchenAid mine is red :)

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  22. These sound and look great! I'm going to try this frosting on some chocolate cupcakes, too!

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  23. If these are anything like your chocolate cupcake recipe, I am SOOOO making them....My hips and I thank you....BTW, what's food paste?

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  24. So cute! Will definitely be trying this! Thanks for sharing! Do you have any ideas for a ladybug themed 1st birthday? It's early January and I have to get the invitations done soon! Any help or cart referrals would be appreciated! Thanks for sharing!
    jdwlo@yahoo.com

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  25. Those cup cakes look soooo yummmy. I may have get in the cupcake spirit this year. If I do, I'll surely share my recipe goodies with you. Smooches... Felicia

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  26. Those are tooooooo pretty to eat! NOT! lol.... they look delicious. TFS!

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  27. Who knew your new line - your long kept secret - is MY PINK CUPCAKES!!!! Lol. Question: what is food paste?

    Over Thanksgiving I made the pumpkin spice cake with the frosting you posted. It was a hit!

    Mary R.
    Chattanooga, TN

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  28. LOL Mary!!

    It is just like food coloring but a gel that you can get in the cake section in the stores. I don't even know if I called it the right thing.

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  29. These look fantastic Robyn---I love the pink icing and the way you did the piping!!! Looks professional!!! ;)

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  30. Your cupcakes look yummy!!!!


    Brenda W.

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  31. I just have to comment that I LOVE the depth of field in your last picture! That tree looks FANTASTIC!

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  32. Wonderful recipe! Love the frosting! Thank you for sharing it with us! We wish you a Merry Christmas!

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