Saturday, February 6, 2010

Kimmy Bean Cupcakes


Kimmy Bean Cupcakes 
(aka Vanilla Bean Cupcakes) 
Courtesy of Tasty

Cupcakes: (yield 12 cupcakes)

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon scraped vanilla beans (I used 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and eggs together until fluffy. Add vanilla and scraped vanilla beans. Make sure vanilla is mixed into the batter well. Combine dry ingredients (flour and baking powder) in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredient mixture to the wet batter, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients. Pour into cupcake tins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool. Then frost.

Frosting: (yield 24 cupcakes)

1 cup
2 pounds powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon scraped vanilla beans (I used 4 teaspoons of the vanilla bean paste)

Mix butter and powdered sugar together, adding sugar gradually to the mix. Add milk gradually, then the vanilla extract and vanilla beans. Continue to add milk and sugar until it reaches the desired consistency. I used AmeriColor Gel Food Coloring to make my Super Bowl themed cupcakes.

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