Easy Cupcake Recipe, Buttercream Frosting Recipes, Cupcake Decorating Ideas

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This very easy cupcake recipe is made in one bowl; almost as easy as a cake mix but ever so much more delicious.

Make your own homemade cupcakes for a birthday party, anniversary, wedding reception, or any other holiday occasion.

Want to stir up some homemade cupcakes for a special occasion?

This recipe is one of the easiest that I know. All of the ingredients are placed in a mixing bowl together, and then mixed; almost like making a cake mix.

But the ingredients are fresh and natural-tasting, and will give superior results to using a cake mix.

Whether you are planning a graduation party, kids birthday party, or Mom and Dad's anniversary, this easy cupcake recipe is simple to make, and is sure to please.

Use some special cupcake wrappers, display your cupcakes on a tier, stand, or tree, and you have a fun focal point for your party decorations.

Edible cake decorating supplies can be added as decorations that create or compliment your party theme.

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Easy Cupcake Recipe

One-bowl Vanilla Cupcakes

Makes about 30 standard-size cupcakes.

Have all ingredients at room temperature for best results.

  • 2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour

  • 1 3/4 C. sugar

  • 3 t. baking powder

  • 3/4 t. salt

  • 1 1/2 C. milk

  • 2/3 C. butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla

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    Mix all ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides until all ingredients are blended.

    Then beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally for 3 minutes.

    Pour into baking cups.

    Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 14-16 minutes, or until center of cupcake tests ready.

    Insert a wooden toothpick into center of cupcake.

    Cupcake is ready when toothpick comes out clean.

    Do not over-bake, as this causes the cupcakes to become dry.

    Easy Cupcake Recipe Frosting Idea

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    This vanilla icing recipe is both simple to make, and very delicious. It is a perfect icing for our easy cupcake recipe given above.

    It is also easy to make and to work with, whether you are smoothing it onto cupcakes with a spatula, or piping it through a pastry bag.

    The vanilla, lemon, or orange buttercream recipe can be tinted any color you like by adding a few drops of food coloring.

    Be aware that if you add enough food coloring to make a very dark or bright color, you will be able to taste the food coloring in the frosting.

    Also, very bright food coloring dye will temporarily color the mouth of whoever eats it!

    Making Buttercream Frosting

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    For all of the below buttercream frosting recipes, cream butter until fluffy; about 1 minute.

    Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar (for chocolate frosting, add the cocoa powder at this time).

    Slowly add the remaining powdered sugar, beating well.

    Beat in the vanilla.

    Then, add the remaining liquid (cream, milk, lemon, or orange juice) to reach desired spreading consistency.

    Add additional liquid 1 teaspoon at a time as or if needed.

    Spread or pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.

    Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

  • 1/3 C. butter

  • 4 1/2 C. sifted powdered sugar

  • 1/4 C. cream or milk

  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla extract

  • Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/3 C. butter

  • 4 C. sifted powdered sugar

  • 1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/4 C. cream or milk

  • 1 t. vanilla extract

  • Orange Buttercream Frosting

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  • 1/3 C. butter

  • 4 1/2 C. sifted powdered sugar

  • 1/4 C. fresh orange juice

  • 1 t. finely shredded orange peel or zest

  • 1 t. vanilla

  • Lemon Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/3 C. butter

  • 4 1/2 C. sifted powdered sugar

  • 1/4 C. fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 t. finely shredded lemon peel or zest

  • 1 t. vanilla

    Creative Party Cupcakes

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    No matter the occasion, this easy cupcake recipe will help you create a delicious cupcake memory!

    Add some decorations, cute cupcake wrappers, a nice cupcake display stand, and you have all the makings for an unforgettable party.





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