A couple day ago was hubby birthday.I baked a batch of White Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting adapted from joyofbaking. I find the recipe simple and easy,not to said the cupcake taste really delicious and moist..Maybe it's because I like the texture of cake flour instead of regular flour..
Ingredients:Adapted from joyofbaking.
3 large eggs ,room temperature,separate
1 3/4 cups (175 grams) sifted cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar, divided
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces,1 block (226 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup confectioners' (icing or powdered) sugar, sifted
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and lightly butter or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
2:While eggs are still cold separate the eggs, placing the yolks in one bowl and the whites in another bowl. Cover the two bowls with plastic wrap and allow the eggs to come to room temperature before using (about 30 minutes).
3:In a mixing bowl sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
4:In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until soft (about 1-2 minutes). Add 3/4 cup (150 grams) of the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the vanilla extract. Then, with the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.
5:In a clean bowl of your electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, (or with a hand mixer) beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup (50 grams) of sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. With a rubber spatula gently fold a little of the whites into the batter to lighten it, and then fold in the remaining whites until combined. Do not over mix the batter or it will deflate.
6:Evenly fill the 12 muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until nicely browned and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
7:With a knife or offset spatula , spread frosting on each cupcake. If you want to pipe the frosting, I often use a large Wilton 1M (open or closed) star or a large plain decorating tip. Garnish with colored sprinkles. These cupcakes are best served the same day, but they can be stored at room temperature for a few days.