My second batch of Easter cupcakes are done! I'm trying to come up with as many cute Easter cupcakes as possible. My first Easter cupcakes were chick-themed, these are bunny-themed. Below are the recipes and how-to's. The cupcake recipe is Nigella Lawson's 'Buttermilk Birthday Cake' converted into cupcakes and the frosting is my regular Buttercream Icing recipe. Fun to make (& bake)!
For recipe and how-to's click on the picture.
Buttermilk Cupcakes: Nigella Lawson's 'Buttermilk Birthday Cake' - How To Be A Domestic Goddess
Will make about 22 cupcakes, but I halved the recipe, so I got 11. This is the full recipe:
- 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose-flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cups + 2 tablespoons buttermilk (or ⅓ cup plain yogurt mixed with ½ cup low-fat milk)
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cups soft unsalted butter
- ¾ cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F/180˚C.
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt together into a bowl and set aside. Pour the buttermilk into a measuring cup and stir in the vanilla. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed and add the eggs one at a time, beating for 30 seconds between additions. Add alternating increments of the flour mixture and the vanilla-buttermilk, blending well after each addition; this should take 3 to 5 minutes.
- Fill the cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
- 1 cup confectionars' sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (if you want to make white icing replace the butter with shortening)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons milk
- 1 drop red food coloring (if you're making pink)
- Sift the confectionars's sugar.
- Add the softened butter (or shortening), milk, vanilla and food coloring.
- Mix until the frosting has a slight dropping consistency.
This recipe is really a cake recipe, so I wanted to post the full recipe in case anyone wants to make the cake.
But I have to say that my cupcakes were bigger than they look in pictures! For some reason my camera makes my cuppies look very tiny, when in fact they're quite big. Mine formed high peaks. Did yours as well?
If you want 'normal' sized cupcakes I suggest you use Martha Stewart's 'Vanilla Cupcakes' (filed under Easter)
Glad you liked them either way :)
I can only throw so many dirty looks and think so many dirty thoughts about the marshmallows!
Glad you liked them :)
Please help! Recipe is great btw... thank you for sharing.
I'm making a 'Bunny Challenge' badge to fundraise for my Girl Guide unit. I am hoping to include this as activity on the badge. Are you happy for me to include one of your pictures and a brief description in the resources pack I'm making to go with the badge? I'll credit you and put a link to this page. I'll even send you a badge if you want!! Thank you :)