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Thursday, 21 July 2011

donna hay "a cooks guide" vanilla cupcakes

Ok, I decided before i make the donna hay's home bake vanilla cupcakes that i would try to make her a cook's guide to vanilla cupcakes which are from scratch. I think this is the only way to to work out if the $7.99 is worth it. I have absolutely no idea what is going on but i cannot make these cupcakes from scratch. Unless they are supposed to be buttery and dense not airy and light? They still tasted nice (well so my friends said) but the cupcake was nearly impossible to remove from the liner and was quite heavy.

Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients
1 1/4 Cups (185g) Flour, Sifted
3/4 Tsp Baking Powder, Sifted
1 Cup (220g) Caster Sugar
125g Butter, softened
2 Eggs
3/4 Cups (180ml) Milk
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

the "donna hay" way:
Step 1: Preheat Oven to 160 degrees. Place the flour, baking powder, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix to combine.

Step 2: Spoon into 12 x 1/2 cup capacity (125ml) muffin tins lined with paper cases and bake for 20-25mins or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool on wire racks. Ice as desired. Makes 12.

Mixture ready to go into the oven.

Baked, now cooling on the racks.

Lady Dash's Pink Cream Cheese Frosting:
Whip Cream Cheese & Butter in and electric mixture until there are no butter lumps. Add Icing Sugar one cup and a time until combined, then add Pink Food Colouring mix until colour is even.

Vanilla Cupcakes with
Pink Cream Cheese Frosting

Lady Dash's Pink Cream Cheese Frosting
1 Tub Lite Philadelphia Cream Cheese
125g Butter, Chopped & Softened
3 Cups Pure Icing Sugar
1 Lid of Red Food Colouring

Lady Dash says:
The 12 cupcakes had been eaten in an hour, so i am guesssing that they were still good even thou they are not what i was used too. I even had to make another batch for Horn to take to work as he was sad that the girls ate them. Funnily enough he just Hey Tell'd me  as i was writing this saying "P.S I love these cupcakes, they are like tradie cupcakes" hahaha, i have no idea what that means but it made me laugh.

I guess i will be able to tell once i give the donna hay's home bake vanilla cupcake a go next week. Can wait to see the result.....
Score 6/10.