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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting


  Hi everyone. Limes are in abundance this time of the year here  in Victoria.I baked these delicious beautiful   batch of cuppies for my friends at our  mothers group.



Vanilla Cupcakes

Makes 24


Ingredients:
 250 g butter
250 g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
4 eggs
250 cups Self-raising flour, double sifted
1 cup milk or buttermilk

Have all ingredients at room temperature!

1. Beat the sugar and butter with and electric beater until pale and creamy.
2. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition until just combined. add vanilla.
3. Fold in the flour and milk gently until mixture is smooth.
4.Spoon the mixer into muffin trays which are lined with patty pan cases.
5.Bake in a moderate oven 180C for 15-20 minutes until cooked and golden. Allow to cool in a wire rack.



Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

250g Cream cheese block at room temperature
2/3 cup icing Sugar sifted
2/3 cup milk powder(full cream)
Grated rind of 1 lime( only grate the outer skin,avoid grating into the white or pith)






Method

Beat the softened cream cheese with icing sugar until smooth.Add the milk powder and beat stir through the lime rind. Chill use as required.


 Handy Frosting Tips 


Ziplock bags(freezer weight bags are extra strong) are great to use as piping bags for a mess free frosting. Just snip off at  the corner and slip your nozzle in. Here I have used  plastic nozzle No. 13.






To fill the bag with frosting, just use a tall glass and insert the bag into the glass to make a cup that way your hands are free  to spoon the frosting in the bag. Remember not to over fill the bag and press out the excess air. Seal the bag and push the frosting to a corner and give the bag a twist.





TIP
Always practice piping  your frosting on a white plate .. and then when you are happy with your outcome, you can start piping confidently on your baked goodies!





Well that's it!

Happy Cup Caking!

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