Birthday Cupcakes

2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 egg whites from large eggs

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup 2% milk

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 f. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, milk and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Mix at low speed for 2 minutes. Scrape bowl. Add egg whites and mix at high speed until fluffy and smooth, approximately 2 minutes.
Fill liners 2/3 full of batter. Do not overfill. Bake 15 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pans then remove from pan, and place on wire racks to cool completely.
Frost and decorate as desired.

Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
3 cups icing sugar

1 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 to 2 tablespoons milk
mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more milk if needed for spreading consistency.

1 comment:

shirley said...

they look absolutely delicious yummyyyyyyyyyy!!!