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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 ;)
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

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

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.

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.

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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Kids, Party
Preparation Time: 
55 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 423 Calories from Fat 208

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g37%

Saturated Fat 14.4 g71.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 60.2 mg20.1%

Sodium 147 mg6.1%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.7%

Sugars 29.6 g

Protein 5 g9.5%

Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C

Calcium 9.7% Iron 0.62%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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