Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Vanilla Cupcakes with Butter Icing

Celebrating one year of blogging experience with Simple Vanilla Cupcake + Butter Icing. Yes, you heard it right, I have successfully completed one full year of blogging experience, which I started for fun and now this is my passion already.
It's vey surprising that I had crossed one year mark in this Exciting blogging world and I am happy to be part of it. After I started to blog I learned to cook varitity of new dishes and having full fun in my kitchen. In this one year my passion for cooking has increased many folds and also I am proud that I could bake cakes on my own.
I wish to thank all my blogger buddies and followers for encouraging me with your comments and appreciations.
And let’s come to the vanilla cupcakes this is one of the basic cupcake. I am happy that this cupcake turned out so nice and moist, tender. I really enjoyed these cupcakes making frosting with butter icing.

Ingredients:(yields 12 cupcakes)
Recipe source from here

All purpose flour – 1 and 1/4 cup
Sugar – 1cup
Baking powder – 1tsp
Butter – 1/2 cup
Eggs – 2 no
Vanilla extract – 2 tsp
Milk – 1/2 cup

  • Preheat oven to 180 °C and line muffin tins with papers cases and apply some butter and dust with flour.

  • In a bowl, cream the butter and add sugar and beat with an electric mixer in medium speed or hand mix until light and smooth.

  • Add egg one at a time and beat well after each addition and add vanilla and continue beating.

  • Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl and sift well. Add these dry ingredients to the prepared creamed mixture and stir well in the milk until the batter is smooth.

  • Fill each lined cup with batter for 2/3 of paper case and bake for 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

  • Remove cupcakes from oven and transfer to the rack to cool completely before frosting.
  • I bake 6 cupcakes and one hearten shape 4"x 4" cake.

It really simple and very yummy right!!

Making Butter cream Icing
Recipe source from here

Ingredients:(I halved the quantity from original recipe)

Unsalted butter – 1/2 cup (at room temperature not melted)
Powdered sugar – 1 and 1/2cups
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Milk – 1 tbsp

  • Beat the butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy for about 30 seconds..
  • Now gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes or until the sugar get incorporated with butter.
  • Continue by adding milk and increase the speed to high and beat until light and fluffy.

  • Finally butter icing is now ready to frost.

  • Decorate or pipe it the vanilla cupcakes with butter icing and serve with your toppings.

Vanilla cupcakes with butter icing just melt in mouth right!!

  • Butter icing can be kept frozen for a month.
  • Keep icing in fridge until ready to decorate.
  • The amount of milk and powdered sugar can be adjusted to your need.
  • Given quantity enough to lightly frost for 12 cupcakes.
  • If your butter cream is runny or thin add some powdered sugar and beat for 30 seconds.
  • If Icing is so stiff then add some milk and beat to get smooth texture.


  1. Congrats dear for completing 1 year of happy blogging!!wish you many many more successful years of blogging !!loved the cute cake..

  2. This is great Gayathri! Congrats for completing one year of blogging!
    The cupcakes look nice. Have a great day!

  3. Congrats Gayathri, keep going and a nice way to celebrate it..

  4. Congrats dear on completing one year. good luck for your next ventures :) love the cup cakes.

  5. Congrats dear on your milestone.Cupcakes with the butter cream frosting looks so tempting.

  6. Congrats Gayathri! Wish you many many more Milestones!! Vanilla cake looks so soft n spongy...lovely bake n icing!!
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  7. Congrats on your blog's birthday..yummy cupcakes to celebrate the day!

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  8. Delicious cup cakes. Congrats on your blog's birthday

  9. Congrats dear...Cup cake looks perfect and delicious..

  10. Congrats dear. Butter icing Cup cake looks so soft and delicious.

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  11. Congrats dear..The cakes look so soft and spongy.. Nice one..

  12. Congratulations Gayathri...Wishing you many more years of happy blogging...The cup cake looks super good and very yummy

  13. Hearty Congratulations Gayathri, wishing you a very fulfilling journey in the blog world. Cup cakes look delicious and cute :-)

  14. Love the texture of the cake,looks superb,yum

  15. Gayathri, Very Nice Pic and looks so soft..

  16. Congrats on completing one year of blogging and wishing you many more too...... The cup cakes look absolutely delicious!

  17. Congrats on your one year anniversary. This vanilla cake and cupcakes looks delicious .

  18. Congrats on completing 1 year of food blogging!!! Ideal cupcakes to celebrate this milestone with :)
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  19. Congrats on your first anniversary and wishes for many more to come. The cake looks superb, the icing feel like grabbing it.

  20. Congrats Gayathri on completing 1 year. Cupcakes looks so delicious!

  21. Congrats dear, cupcakes looks so yummy.

  22. Wow,, what beautiful cakes.. Soft and spongy...

    you have a lovely space, glad to follow you.. See you around girl :)