Sunday, April 25, 2010

Recipe of the Week - Creamsicle Cupcakes

Week 41

I got my kayak out of the barn today and cleaned it up....even though we got 10 inches of snow Thursday.  So maybe if we think "ice cream" it will warm up and we can switch from winter to summer activities.  Hoping warm weather will come to the Lake Tahoe area soon!

(Beating Batter & People with Whisks since 2007)

Creamscicle Cupcakes

½ cup unsalted butter, softened

2/3 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. orange extract
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
¼ cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and orange extract.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.

Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 18-20 minutes.  Cool completely.  Frost with your favorite vanilla buttercream or with cream cheese frosting - tinted orange if you prefer.

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