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.
250 g butter
250 g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
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
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)
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.
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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