Sunday, May 30, 2010

Recipe of the Week - Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes

Week 46

I went to see Sex and the City 2 last night and it was Fab-u-Luss! There was a scene where Charlotte was baking cupcakes and wearing a super cute cupcake apron. Of course, the scene that put cupcake bakeries on the map was from the HBO series - Carrie eating a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery.

To celebrate the opening weekend of the movie and vanilla is the recipe from Magnolia Bakery!

Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups Self-Rising flour
1 1/4 All-Purpose flour
1 cup butter - softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs - room temperature
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare cupcake pans with liners.  Combine flours and set aside.

Cream butter and add sugar gradually.  Beat until fluffy (about 3 minutes).  Add eggs, one at a time.  Add dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating with milk and vanilla.  Do not overbeat.  Fill liners 3/4 full.  Bake for 20 minutes - checking frequently after 15 minutes. Cool completely.

Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Buttercream

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons milk

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