This weekend, we celebrated my bestie/roommate’s birthday!!
She had a life changing vanilla cupcake with raspberry frosting in D.C. a few weeks ago, so I attempted to recreated it for her birthday.
But before we get into the cupcakes….lets talk about my roommate for a minute. She is super great, like in my top 10 favorite people list. We always have so much fun together, even when we are doing nothing. Like right now for example. We are watching Just Friends, quoting the ENTIRE movie, reminiscing about the Kylie Windows 7 commercial, (don’t pretend like you don’t miss Kylie) planning our outfits for the midnight showing of Harry Potter on Thursday and discussing important topics like how to avoid the West Nile Virus this summer in NYC and why we can’t find Google + when we Google it. I mean who else could I do that with? and it gets even better. We have the same first name…and the same initials. It’s true. LC squared.
Don’t be sad if your roommate isn’t as awesome…they are hard to come by.
Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting
- 1 1/2 cups cake flour
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Pre-heat the oven to 350. In a mixer, cream together the sugar and butter until it is light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time while the mixer is on low speed.
In a separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients. Add the dry and wet ingredients to the mixer in thirds, alternating between the two.
Line two 12-hole cupcake pans and fill half way with batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter
- 6 cups of powdered sugar
- 3/4 cups seedless raspberry jam
- Fresh raspberries for garnish
Mix together the sugar and butter until it has a a thick, frosting consistency. Add the jam and mix until combined. If you want the frosting to be darker, add a few drops of red or pink gel food coloring. Pipe onto completely cooled cupcakes, add raspberries on top.
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend…and thanks for sticking with me the last few weeks while the blog has totally been on the back burner. I’ll try to post more this week, promise!