Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day Cupcakes

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I didn't have an Irish meal planned for dinner, yet I had to make something festive. With the ingredients on hand, I whipped up some vanilla cupcakes with green icing. Easy, quick, and festive! I planned on dying the vanilla batter green, but totally forgot to add the food coloring, oops! Instead, I added the coloring in the icing. Use this recipe if you are in need for quick & delicious cupcakes...add any color frosting and decorations...viola!


1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk (I used skim milk)


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or line a muffin pan with paper liners.
-In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
-Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
-Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan.
-Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cupcakes are done when it springs back to the touch.

Makes 12 cupcakes

May the luck o'the Irish be with you!

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