Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Christmas Cupcakes




Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • Icing
  • 4 ounces butter (8 table spoons)
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Decorations
  • colored crystal sugar
  • candy sprinkles
  • candy
  • marshmallow



Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add shortening, milk, and vanilla.
  5. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed.
  6. Scrape side of bowl with a spatula.
  7. Add eggs to the mixture.
  8. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed.
  9. Scrape bowl again.
  10. Beat on high speed for 1 minute 30 seconds until well mixed.
  11. Spoon cupcake batter into paper liners until 1/2 to 2/3 full.
  12. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  13. Cool 5 minutes in pans then remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.
  14. Once cupcakes are completely cooled, frost and decorate as you desire. Let your imagination run wild!

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