Friday, February 13, 2015

#3401 - Valentine Cupcakes

(by Shirley McNevich)

2 sticks softened butter
1/2 cup canola oil
3 cups white sugar
5 eggs
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla
Frosting: 1/2lb. Domino's powdered sugar; 1 stick Parkay margarine (softened); 2 tsp. vanilla; 1-2 TBSP milk (if necessary); red food coloring

In a mixer add butter and white sugar--beat. Add eggs and canola oil--beat. Add baking powder, salt, buttermilk and 2 tsp. vanilla--beat. Slowly add flour--beat. Place cupcake liners into muffin tins. Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full with batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-20 minutes. Cool completely. Frosting: in a mixer add Parkay and 2 tsp. vanilla--beat. Slowly add powdered sugar--beat until mixed, then beat on medium speed for 3-5 minutes or until creamy. If frosting is too thick, add the milk--beat again. If frosting is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar and beat again. For pink frosting, add 1 drop of red food coloring and beat again. Add more food coloring for darker pink or red. If you want two colors of cupcakes, reserve half of the white frosting and make remaining frosting. Clean the mixer bowl, add the reserved frosting, and make the second color of frosting. Frost the cooled cupcakes.

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