Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy Fourth of July!

I do not make cupcakes very often but wanted to experiment and am hosting a bbq at my place for the fourth! Well I tried the layer cupcakes some worked out some came out a little more all swirled together (secretly that is what I was after 🙄) enjoy and enjoy all the bbq's going on this weekend! 

Patriotic colorful cupcakes: 
(Vanilla based flavor)


2 and 1/4 cups cake flour ( another 1/4cup might be needed if your batter is too runny with the oil)

1 and 1/2 cup white sugar 

1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup + 2 tbs of melted coconut oil

3 eggs

1 cup milk

1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract 

Red and blue food coloring 

frosting ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons milk (or as much as needed)

Directions for cupcakes:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

2. Prepare a cupcake pan with liners or spray.

3. In your mixing bowl, mix the oil and sugar. 

4. Add the eggs and mix until fluffy. Add the vanilla and mix. 

5. Add in the  flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until combined. 

6. Add in the milk and mix until fully mixed and combined. 

7. Add blue food coloring to one bowl and red food coloring to another bowl. 

8. Pour equal amounts into both bowls and make sure to leave an equal amount in the mixing bowl for the white. 

9. Add batter into prepared tin. Layer in the order you would like with the amount you want! Keep in mind not to over fill the liner want it to be about 1/2 to 3/4 full of batter. Be creative! 

10. Bake for 12-17 minutes or until knife comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

Directions for the frosting:

1. In a mixer cream the butter. 

2. Add the powered sugar a bit at a time. 

3. Add the vanilla and the milk -only to reach the desired consistency. 

 4. Whip the mix until fluffy.

5. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled frost and decorate with anything else you might want to add!