Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cupcakes For My Valentine

I know it is a few days until Valentine's Day but I wanted to make something sweet for my sweetie. I decided to go with some homemade cupcakes and frosting.

Valentine Cupcakes
The New GoodHousekeeping Cookbook

2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 milk
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place paper liners in 2 dozen 3-inch muffin pan cups.
Into large bowl, measure all ingredients. With mixer at low speed, beat ingredients until well mixedm, constantly scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Increase speed to high; beat 2 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl. Pour batter into cups, filling each half full.
Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting
The New GoodHousekeeping Cookbook

1 cup cream cheese softened
2 tablespoons milk
16 ounce package confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In small bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat cream cheese with milk just until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, vanilla until blended.

After frosting the cupcakes I decorated with Wilton Sweetheart Sprinkles.


HoneyB said...

Maybe you will finally fatten Randy up with all these goodies you are making! :-p

Creative One said...

LOL...I don't know about that.