My cupcakes will never be the same again. After making those sweet rosette cupcakes, I am never going back to frosting my little cake babies with spatula. Look at them. Aren't they adorable? 🙂
|My adorable rosette cupcakes:)|
I used the awesome 1M tip. I could probably write a separate post about this tip. You can say that it pretty much made the rosettes in front of my eyes! 🙂
OK. Now onto the actual cupcakes. I went for the classic combo: chocolate and vanilla. The cake is not too sweet. Neither is the frosting. The level of sweetness is just right. My husband really likes the frosting. It's very light and fluffy. I used Americolor's regal purple to achieve the beautiful color.
So there you have it: Devil's food cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. You can say the flavors are nothing fancy here, but that is where my 1M tip comes in. 🙂 Creating the rosettes that make those cupcakes stand out in a crowd.
adapted from Wilton
1/2 cup of solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup of butter, at room temperature
1 tsp of vanilla extract
4 cups of confectioners' sugar, sifted ( about 1lb )
1 Tbs of milk
Cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Mix to combine. Add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Beat well after each addition. Add milk and beat until buttercream is light and fluffy. Keep covered with a damp cloth until you are ready to use it. Keep refrigerated in airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Whip for a couple of minutes before using.
Devil's Food Chocolate Cupcakes
adapted from Better Homes and Gardens "Cook Book Bridal Edition"
2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/4 tsp of salt
1/2 cup of shortening
1 3/4 cup of sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup of cold water
Let your eggs and butter stand in room temperature for about 30 minutes. You can cut the butter in a tablespoon size pieces and put them in your mixing bowl.
Line your cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, soda and salt. Set it aside.
Beat shortening and butter together in a large mixing bowl. Beat until creamy. Add sugar and vanilla and beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each addition.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with with water. Pour batter into cupcake liners, filling about 2/3 of each liner.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in a pan for few minutes and transfer onto a cooling rack.
Frost when completely cooled.