In the meantime, I am going to tell you about these cupcakes that I found from Shauna Sever. Admittedly, they are not the most gorgeous of cupcakes. These days, cupcakes are bite-able works of art. Tons of frosting, sprinkles, glitter, and fondant embellishments glam up most cupcakes. The problem that I have is that a lot of time, they are disappointing when you bite into them. The flavor is lack luster compared to what they look like. This cupcake is the opposite of that. Simple and delicate to look at and absolutely delicious all around. I sent these to work with my husband for someone’s birthday and he came back with glowing reviews. Despite the absence of piles of frosting and sprinkles.
This recipe seems a little odd, and I know that it is not the typical way that I make a cake batter. But trust that it will work out and you will be generously rewarded. When making the icing, start to make it after the cupcakes have cooled completely. It is more of a glaze, and you have very little time to work with it before it begins to harden. I think that if it does start to, you could put it back on the stove over very low heat. But I have not tried that, so I am just making an assumption.
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1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons buttermilk, room temperature
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
5 Tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
You do not have a lot of time with this icing, so work quickly. Dip the tops of the cupcakes into the icing. Roll them around a little to smooth out the icing and make sure you cover the whole top. Let dry on a rack.
Week 8 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats hosted by Meal Planning Magic.