Golden Vanilla Dream Cupcake Recipe

Posted on May 14th, 2013 in Cupcakes, Cute Things, Giveaway, Recipes, Videos

Well happy May!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted (thanks to my web designer, Arthur, for creating an adorable, illustrated liquid measure conversions, the other day), as making sweets and photographing them is a little challenging during our home renovation, but I managed to borrow my sweet friend Kim’s kitchen (Thank you Kim!), to do some recipe testing and make rainbow-happy cupcakes, inspired by this mail from The TomKat Studio.

These moist, fluffy, golden-delicious, vanilla cupcakes, a recipe I’ve been toying around with for a while, are finally ready to share, and I hope you like them too.

Besides the recipe below, I’ve got some more treats for you today, so scroll down for a little surprise!

 

Golden Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Golden Vanilla Dream Cupcakes

Yield: Makes approximately 24 cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
  2. In a mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy (a few minutes).
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat in vanilla.
  5. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Stir dry mixture into wet (butter) mixture alternately with buttermilk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 3 of buttermilk.
  7. Using an ice cream scoop or 1/4 cup measurer, scoop batter into a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners.
  8. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, until cake tester (toothpicks or skewers work well too), inserted in centre comes out clean.
  9. Let cool in muffin tins for about 5 minutes, then remove and let cool completely before adding icing.
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Decorating the Cupcakes

The frosting recipe I used can be found here.

If you’d like a how-to on icing these cupcakes, here’s a video for you:

The confetti sprinkles I found at a local store, Bulk Barn, but I also found them online here. A little secret for you… I took the time to take out all the purple and orange sprinkles with my decorating tweezers. (Yes, I really did. I know). It actually only took me about 10 minutes for this many sprinkles:

And I didn’t end up needing that many for 24 cupcakes. Just really wanted to match the stripes on the cute carnival cupcake cups and favor boxes.

And now, a little giveaway fun to share with you…

 

Oven Printables by Claudine Hellmuth {Giveaway!} CLOSED!

A few days ago I came across these printables on Pinterest and was instantly smitten.

Little gift boxes in the shape of ovens – perfect for holding cupcakes, gift cards or anything you’d like to fit inside as a present!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen these photos already. It’s an instant downloadable pdf created by the talented Claudine Hellmuth. You can find her here on Etsy and on her website here. I think you understand just how charmed I was by the printables by your response to the ovens on Facebook and Pinterest!

There are even little tags with sayings like, “Bun in the Oven”, “I love you” and “Hello neighbour”.  Hello, cute housewarming gift!

And eep! Cute little oven mitt gift tags!

(Mom, I haven’t seen you since I’ve made these yet, but here’s the one you’ll be getting).

So as a little treat for you, to thank you for visiting me here, I’m so excited to be giving away three pdf copies of the Oven Printable or Printable of your choice from Ms. Hellmuth’s shop. (Thank you, Claudine!).

Claudine has also kindly extended a coupon code to you if you’d like to shop there from now until May 22nd, 10% off with Coupon Code SOSWEET

 

GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!!

Thank you so much for entering! Such a fun giveaway!

Congratulations to the following winners:

  1. Entry 824 – Tiarna Coops
  2. Entry 1348 – Jane Nguyen
  3. Entry 595 – Lynda Wilson
(Winners have been contacted and sent their printables from Claudine).
Wishing you a lovely day and thanks again for entering!

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How to Enter – CONTEST CLOSED!

Enter the giveaway in the Rafflecopter box below.

The only mandatory (required) item is the first one – leaving a comment on this blog post letting me know which Printable in Claudine’s shop you’d like to win. (Make sure you check that off in the Rafflecopter box). The other entries are just more opportunities to win. Chose the social media option(s) you like!

You do not need to use Facebook to use Rafflecopter, an email is fine. Your email will not be shared with anyone.

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Giveaway Details – CLOSED!

Details can be found in the Rafflecopter widget, but I thought I’d share them with you here as well:

  • No purchase necessary to win.
  • This contest is International as the prize is a downloadable PDF file.
  • The winners will be chosen randomly at www.random.org.
  • Winners will be contacted on Saturday, May 18th, 2013, and announced in this blog post once contact has been made.
  • Leave all your comment entries here, not on Facebook.
  • Please read all contest entry details in the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • You do not need to use Facebook to use Rafflecopter, an email is fine. Your email will not be shared with anyone.

Good luck!

xo,

Marian

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