>> Tuesday, February 14, 2012 – Recipes- Baking
My father in law retired a couple of weeks ago. To celebrate I made him some cupcakes and sent John over with them after his last day of work. The Humphreys family is a big fan of snickerdoodle cupcakes so when I saw a recipe for Snickerdoodle cupcakes awhile ago I pinned it right away. This turned out to be the perfect occasion to make the recipe!
Snickerdoodle Cupcakes & Cinnamon Frosting
via Dinner & Dessert
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self- rising), sifted (I used all purpose)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, plus 1/2 teaspoon for dusting
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 3/4 cups sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for dusting
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Sift together both flours, baking powder, salt, and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of milk, and beating until combined after each.
Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes. Cupcakes can be stored up to 2 days at room temperature, or frozen up to 2 months, in airtight containers.
20 tablespoons (2½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2½ cups Confectioners’ sugar (10 ounces)
1/8 tablespoons table salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons heavy cream (I used regular skim milk)2 tablespoons cinnamon (or to taste)
In standing mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat butter at medium-high speed until smooth, about 20 seconds. Add confectioners’ sugar and salt; beat at medium-low speed until most of the sugar is moistened, about 45 seconds. Scrape down bowl and beat at medium speed until mixture is fully combined, about 15 seconds; scrape bowl, add vanilla, cinnamon, and heavy cream, and beat at medium speed until incorporated, about 10 seconds, then increase speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes, scraping down bowl once or twice.
(I doubled the frosting recipe so I would have enough to pipe with. There was only a little leftover & we brought it to a party with mini Nilla wafers to dip in it.. YUM!)