Friday, June 25, 2010

Food Friday: Auntie's Cupcakes



My auntie is the baker of the family, and last week I made her cupcakes from scratch. I love this recipe because it is so easy. The cupcakes take about 10 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to bake. The frosting is literally powdered sugar, butter, milk and vanilla. If I follow the recipe exactly, I get moist and delicious cupcakes every time.

Mix 2 cups flour and sugar, 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, salt, and vanilla, 3/4 cup 1 cup buttermilk, 2 eggs, and 1 cup of boiling hot water (add slowly toward end of mixing), and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.



I love the color of my mix master.










1 second it's powdered sugar . . .


Add 1/2 cube butter, vanilla, and 1/4 cup milk and it's frosting!

33 comments:

  1. These look so yummy and are making me miss baking, I can't wait until I finally get the time to bake again!:D

    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com/
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  2. Mmmm totally saving this one to try out, AND i just got some super cute cupcake holders, PERFECT!

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  3. I'm super jealous of your green KitchenAid. And these cupcakes look positively delicious -- I'm always in search of a fab cupcake recipe!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  4. Your kitchenaid is to die! I love mint green anything :) the cupcakes look divine as well - gotta give this recipe a whirl one day..

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  5. These look absolutely DIVINE!

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  6. Ummm where are you, I need to attack those cupcakes.

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  7. village accepts cupcakes through mail....=) jk, they would probably not be so fresh by the time they made it here - but these look so delicious!

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  8. after reading this post Im going to the supermarket! Looks soooo delicious ;9


    XO,
    BarbieJunk

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  9. Divine! I want one for breakfast, right now! Thanks for sharing. I'm coming back to this post.

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  10. I feel a cupcake craving coming on.... Those are amazing!

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  11. I just got the other day a yellow KitchenAid...I love it so much! Yummy cupcakes...I love love how it sounds and looks...I am writing it down :)
    Kisses darling and Happy Friday

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  12. loooove cupcakes! Its the only "cake" I eat!
    <3 cara

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  13. Those look divine, Marcie! I could really go for one of them right about now (yes, it's only 9am, no judging). I can't believe they only take 10 minutes to prep! I need to try this recipe. Yes, you should absolutely rope Jimmy into some eating pictures! Have a great weekend!

    xo
    Valerie

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  14. i was blog-hopping and found your blog... and i absolutely LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Cupcakes always make me happy.

    I love the sprinkles! :)

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  16. Thes elook so great!! I bet they taste better than the ones everyone is craving at our new Sprinkles locale here in the Lone Star State... happy Friday..

    XOXO
    Kiki

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  17. marcie - i do believe i can taste that scrumptious icing right.now. even though i'm just gazing at your photos.

    i'm going to try to tweak this for g-free and give it a whirl! more icing please!

    have a great weekend.
    -carrie

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  18. I just found your blog and am so glad to be a new follower. These cupcakes look so yummy, and I love how simple the instructions are!

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  19. This looks delicious! I just made cupcakes yesterday. I'm already ready to make some more!

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  20. Aren't homemade cupcakes the best?! These look delish!

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  21. your recipe does seems simpler then the one I've tried. definitely on my book now. they look yummy ;)

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  22. They look so good! Have a lovely weekend! x

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  23. oh goodness, these look so fab. i just adore cupcakes!

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  24. Oh my goodness chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting are the best! Yours look incredible.

    Have a great weekend!

    Xx
    Nikki

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  25. I am making these for my mom's birthday party with her friends next wee. Thanks for the recipe!
    kristin

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  26. Oh my god these looks delicious <3

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  27. Yummy!!! I am in the mood to make some cupcakes today!

    xo,
    Sara
    travelsinheels.blogspot.com

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