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Favorite things. And pink cupcakes.

16 Feb

Hello,

two favorite things from around the house this morning:


birdhouse on the window sill


thistles hanging on the kitchen wall (my favorite flowers)

In unrelated news, I made cupcakes the other day. Pink ones. Hooray!

Here comes the recipe.

Raspberry Cupcakes with Frosting
makes 24

Ingredients:

for the cupcakes
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs

72 raspberries (I used frozen and thawed)

for the frosting
6 ounces cream cheese
1/2 stick butter, at room temperature
about 3 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
In a second bowl, mix buttermilk, oil, and eggs.
Fold dry mixture into wet mixture.
Scoop out the batter into your (paper lined) cupcake pan. Add 3 berries to each portion.

Bake at 350° F, for about 20 mins.

For the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy, then add the powdered sugar gradually, until the consistency you’d like is reached. I colored mine with about 2 tbsps. raspberry juice (which made the frosting a little runnier).

Decorate the cooled cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles. Eat. Be happy.

xoxo, F.

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