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Pink Cupcakes

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An interesting cupcake with pink frosting.
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 (room temperature)
  Unsalted butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), melted
  Pure vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg whites 4 Large
  Sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Finely grated lemon zest 1 Teaspoon
  Cream of tartar 1 Pinch
  Fine salt 1 Pinch
  Pastel food coloring 2 Drop
  Muffin tin 12

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.

In another medium bowl, beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until light and foamy, about 2 minutes. While beating, gradually pour in the butter and then the vanilla.

While mixing slowly, add half the dry ingredients, then add all the milk, and follow with the rest of the dry ingredients. Take care not to over mix the batter. Divide the batter evenly in the prepared tin (about 1/3 cup batter per cup cake.)

Bake until a tester inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool cupcakes on a rack in the tin for 10 minutes, then remove. Cool on the rack completely.

For Meringue: Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a saucepan that can hold a mixer's bowl above the water. Whisk the egg whites, sugar, lemon juice and zest, cream of tarter and salt in the bowl by hand. Set the bowl above the boiling water and continue whisking until the mixture is hot to the touch and the sugar dissolves, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and beat at medium-high speed until meringue is cool and holds a soft peak, about 5 minutes. Add a few drops of desired food coloring and continue beating until it holds stiff peaks.

To decorate: Using a spoon, offset spatula or piping bag, dollop, spread or pipe meringue on top of each cupcake. Use the back of a spoon to create peaks and valleys in the cupcake as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Egg, Milk Product
Kids, Party
Preparation Time: 
90 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
115 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 233 Calories from Fat 119

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.7%

Saturated Fat 8.2 g40.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 68.4 mg22.8%

Sodium 104.2 mg4.3%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 0.47 g1.9%

Sugars 11.9 g

Protein 4 g8.3%

Vitamin A 8.5% Vitamin C 1.2%

Calcium 6.9% Iron 5.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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