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Spring Flower Vanilla Sponge Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

As the poem saying"Spring Bring Showers May Bloom Flowers"!! That right!! Yes!! it's been pouring for almost 2 weeks now.I'm not fond of wet days for whole week long because it's make me miserable.But now I don't mind now because the rain washed away the pollen .This year my seasonal allergy is so bad and it's make me suffered big time.I don't have mood to cook or bake. Actually I baked this cupcakes for Mother's Day but don't have the chance to post it until now...But for Mother's Day I tried to bake something simple and special.I adapted this recipe from tiffinbiru.Instead of using 9 inch pan I used paper liner as cupcake..Beside that I found a Spring theme paper cup which I like..Looking at the flowery paper cup make me thinking about beautiful Spring flowers.

Ingredients: Adapted from here with my translation!
160 gm granulated sugar
15 gm gram ovallate*optional*
5 large eggs
125 gm all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
40 ml water
75 gram butter(melted)

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 lb (2 x 8 oz packages) cream cheese,softened slightly,cut into small pieces
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter,softened slightly,cut into small pieces
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract ( I used clear pure vanilla extract)
5 cups sifted confectioner's sugar(sugar powder)
1 tsp meringue powder *optional*
few food coloring


1:Prepare 12 muffin pan with cupcake liners.Heat oven to 325 F.
Combine flour and baking powder,sifted,set aside.Beat sugar and ovallate with mixer until combined. Add in eggs one at one time and then add in flour mixture ,beat until combined.Pour in water and beat at high speed until frothy.
2:Add in vanilla essence and mix well.Pour in melted butter into the batter and mix well with spatula until well combined.
3:Pour the batter into the paper liners(The original recipe used 9 inch pan)Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then move onto a wire rack to cool completely before top with your desire frosting.

Method for Icing:

1:Beat cream cheese and the butter with mixer until smooth,about 3 minutes.Add the vanilla extract.Gradually add the sugar and beat until well incorporated..Add in meringue powder ,beat for few more rounds ,then removed.
2:Store in fridge first before pipping or pipping immediately with your favorite color and shape

my Wilton's pipping tips
decorating candy box.



yummylittlecooks said...
May 18, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Hi, I hope you're ok now!Love your beautiful,the cake awesome too..

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...
May 18, 2011 at 1:31 AM

this is a very beautiful cupcakes!

My Little Space said...
May 18, 2011 at 3:42 AM

Ooo..such beautiful little supcakes. I love those paper cups, so cute!
Hope you're having a great day.
Blessings, Kristy

caverta online said...
May 19, 2011 at 2:36 AM

The Cream Cheese Frosting is really looking so delicious. Very refreshing presentation. I like it Thanks for sharing this recipe.

ICook4Fun said...
May 19, 2011 at 7:43 AM

Such a girly look cupcakes!!! Very pretty. I too bought the same cupcake liners from Wilton but red in color. Yea the pollen is killing me too. Been sneezing every morning for over 15 times until my nose feels like flying off :)

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
May 24, 2011 at 2:08 AM

Thank you for your concern and kind words ☺

Thank you dear ☺

My Little Space:
Thank you for your kind words..Yes I love the paper cup design too ☺

Thank you for dropping by..Hope you like it! ☺

Thank you Gert...Yesterday I bought some spring design papercup from Micheals..Buy 2 at original price get the 3rd one's like almost 40 % off..oh yes!! this year my allergy is really killing..all I do is stay in door..but still my eyes and nose feel like fire!! so miserable and no fun at all!! I have some much to do b4 leave for summmer vacation but so far I just sleep ..anyway today I just see my doctor again to get prescription!!hope your allergy is not as bad as mine!feel better!

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.