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December 14, 2009

Tired of making Christmas cookies?  Whip up these easy cupcakes from scratch and thank me later.

Ingredients for Yellow Cake:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups self rising flour
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Directions:

    1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

    2. Cream butter and then gradually add sugar.  Beat about 3 minutes until fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, beat until well-incorporated.

    3. Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.  Gently whisk through. 

    4. Add dry ingredients in three parts (to butter mixture), alternating with milk and vanilla.  End with dry.

    5. Fill cupcake liners half to 2/3 full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

    Ingredients for Whipped Ganache Frosting:

    Directions for Frosting

    1. Heat cream until it simmers

    2. Placed finley chopped chocolate in a medium bowl.

    3. Once the cream is at a gentle simmer, pour over chocolate.  Allow it to sit for a minute before stirring.

    4. After  minute, slowly stir until chocolate is well-incorporated.  Cover and chill for 6 hrs.

    5. Whip ganache until it is stiff.  Do not over-whip as it can appear granular.

    2 Comments leave one →
    1. December 15, 2009 3:11 pm

      Girl, those cupcakes look PREPPY. I think this post was for me.

    2. December 16, 2009 2:36 pm

      I think you inspired me!

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