Here's an easy and cute recipe for cupcakes! I make these to celebrate being out of school for the summer!!!! I found the cupcake recipe at http://www.cupcakerecipes.com/
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add shortening, milk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape side of bowl with a spatula.
Add eggs to the mixture. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape bowl again. Beat on high speed for 1 minute 30 seconds until well mixed.
Spoon cupcake batter into paper liners until 1/2 to 2/3 full.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 5 minutes in pans then remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.
Now you can make your frosting. This recipe is my Aunt Jackie's recipe and it is amazing! Click here to view my aunt's blog.
In mixer combine 3/4 cup butter at room temperature, 4 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon clear vanilla, and 3-4 tablespoons water. Beat until fluffy. Add 1/4 cups cocoa powder. Add more water is needed one tablespoon at a time.
Last step.... Enjoy!!! I LOVE SUMMER!!!=)
I LOVE CUPCAKES!!!!