Saturday, February 20, 2010

Happy 2nd Blogiversary! Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting

Happy Blogiversary to Meet Me in the Kitchen!
2 years ago I started this blog as a way to share great recipes. It has been a really fun way to share what I love and a great outlet for me.

Now about these festive cupcakes, with a little detour about cookies first.

A little over a month ago my girls wanted to decorate cookies. I wanted to use up 2 egg yolks that I had hanging out in my fridge.
I remembered that Dorie's Sugar Cookie recipe called for an extra yolk and I also knew that it was a wonderful recipe (I have made it multiple times), so I mixed up a double batch. I put half the dough in the freezer ( We used it for Valentines Day cookies) and the other half in the fridge to rest overnight.
Too bad I did this on a Friday night and promised my kids we would cut the cookies out in the morning. They woke up super early!! It was really fun cutting out millions of shapes with them. We made a big batch of frosting and made 3 colors- Neon pink, blue and greenish/yellow.
Why am I telling you all of this?

Well, we had leftover frosting and my daughter wanted to make cupcakes for her Sunday School teacher.
So, we threw together these Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes and used the leftover frosting.
My daughter was proud of the frosting and sprinkles, so I am sharing the recipe again. You can go to this older post to see how we enjoyed these cupcakes last time!
Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes from a Woman's Day Cookbook
makes 20-24 cupcakes


12 Tbls unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks)

1 cup buttermilk
2 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Melt butter in a saucepan or in the microwave. Pour into a large bowl and when cool add buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until blended (The mixture may look curdled, but it will come together smoothly, as you whisk in the dry ingredients.)

In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together and add to buttermilk mixture. Whisk until smooth. Fill muffin cups about 1/2 full and bake for 15-18 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes on rack. Remove from rack and let cool completely.

Recipe for Fluffy Vanilla Frosting

26 comments:

amanda @ fake ginger.com said...

That frosting is GORGEOUS! I love anything rainbow colored. And those sprinkles... so cute!

Aloha_Misty said...

Oh my gosh Mary Ann. Those things look so pretty. I love the multi-colored frosting paired with the sprinkles. Hello! I am not eating treats today and you made me salivate on the computer. Yummy.

Caroline said...

Congrats on your 2 years! Those cupcakes look so festive, love the very colorful frosting.

Rachel said...

Those are beautiful! How did you make that gorgeous multicolored frosting?

Megan said...

Happy Blogiversary! I truly enjoy reading all of your posts. These cupcakes are beautiful. Your girls did a great decorating job!

Kim said...

Happy 2 years! I love those cupcakes. The frosting is darling.

The Henriksen TRIBE said...

They are so cute. I love to bake cake and cupcakes just so I can frost them. I signed up to make cupcakes for tonight’s blue and gold dinner and then they told me not to decorate them they are letting the kids do it. I was bummed but now I can just make this yummy sounding recipe and decorate them :) How did you pipe the frosting like that? It looks so neat multi colored and those are fun sprinkles.

Tracey said...

Happy Blogiversary Mary Ann! I'm glad I discovered your blog when I did. You always share wonderful recipes and I'm looking forward to seeing what else you come up with next!

These cupcakes are so fun and festive - perfect for you blog's birthday :)

TeaLady said...

SOOO pretty.

HoneyB said...

Congrats on your two years! The cupcakes are so cute and I LOVE the frosting!

Di said...

Those cupcakes look fantastic! I love the colors swirled together and the sprinkles. And happy blogiversary! =)

Sharon said...

Fabulous frosting!! Congrats on 2 years!!! Love the blog !

Katie said...

Happy 2nd bloganniversary!
Wow the cupcakes look stunning the frosting is so sycadelic(sp?) and yet not over the top. So cool

Barbara Bakes said...

Happy Blogiversary! Such a pretty swirl of frosting on your cupcakes! Really festive!

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Blogoversary Mary Ann!!! What scrumptious looking cupcakes! They make me feel so "springy." Thank you so much for sharing, I'm looking forward to many more goodies:)

Marthe said...

Love the cupcakes, so gorgeous!!
Congrats on your 2nd Blogiversary!

Nichi said...

Happy Blogiversary! The swirly frosting is just gorgeous!

Meghan said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary!!! That's very exciting! I am approaching my 1 yr :)

I LOVE the frosting! It's so beautiful! These are perfect for kids; I bet your girls were so happy with them!

Doña Masita said...

They look wonderful!! Congratulations on the blogiversary and thanks for sharing all your delicious recipes.

Doña Masita

Jenn said...

Congratulations on two years! I love your blog!!

Lauryn said...

That is so cool how you made the frosting look tie died! I love it! Happy Blogiversary!! I absolutely love your blog and I really enjoy reading it! it brightens my day!

Kerstin said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Love your fun cupcakes, they look perfect to celebrate with :)

Debbie said...

You're a great mommy! Congrats on the anniversary.

Eliana said...

Sorry it's a little late but happy blogoversay :) Looking forward to another year of your great posts.

Carrian said...

Love that frosting!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

happy blogiversary! that's such a cool frosting technique!