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Fluffy White Cupcakes & Chocolate Buttercream

Soft & Tender Cake with a tiara of rich Chocolate Buttercream. Each one is all for you, like a pretty petite cake, individually sized. Sharing is optional ;)
Ingredients
For the cake
  Cake flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon (1/8 teaspoon required to beat the egg whites)
  Egg whites 2
  Cream of tartar 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Butter 6 Tablespoon
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (room temperature milk)
  Vanilla 2 Teaspoon (1 scraped vanilla bean)
For the chocolate buttercream
  Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Powdered sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Cream/Whole milk 2 Tablespoon
For garnish
  Granulated sugar 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a bowl, sift in the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.

MAKING
3. In a mixer bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy.
4. Sprinkle in cream of tartar and salt and whisk until stiff peak forms.
5. In a bowl, beat together sugar and butter in an electric beater until well combined.
6. Add in vanilla, and beat to mix.
7. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the butter mixture in small batches, alternating with milk but start and end with flour mixture.
8. Spoon in the egg white mixture in small batches and fold lightly, but do not over mix.
9. In cupcake molds lined with cupcake liners, put the batter in using a ice cream scoop and bake for about 17 minutes until the center just springs back when you press with your finger lightly on top.
10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

FINALIZING
For the Buttercream
11. In a bowl, sift together powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt.
In a separate bowl, cream together butter with paddle attachment and slowly add in cocoa mixture.
12. Add in vanilla and beat well to mix, if the mixture is too thick add in little milk.
13. Frost the white fluffy cupcakes with the chocolate butter cream icing and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

SERVING
14. Arrange on a decorative platter and serve right away.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cocoa
Interest: 
Kids, Party
Preparation Time: 
55 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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