Vanilla CupcakesPosted: May 30, 2007
This past weekend I cracked open my copy of More from Magnolia and baked the Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. I had high hopes for the recipe because it’s supposed to be Magnolia’s claim to fame, right? The cupcakes themselves turned out very nicely — moist and light, which is just how I like them. However, I was disappointed with the overly sweet frosting. A half batch of frosting (for a dozen cupcakes) required 1 stick of butter, ¼ cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 3 cups of confectioners’ sugar. Three!!! Technically, I should have added even more sugar (up to 4 cups) to thicken the frosting — you can probably see from the photos that it still looks a little goopy. Oh well…the very sweet frosting is bearable if I gulp down milk between bites!