Recipe & Photo Courtesy of: Baked Bree
We can’t get over how adorable these baby shower cupcakes are! Oh, and did we mention they’re absolutely delish, too?
- Yellow Buttermilk Cupcakes
- 3 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 5 large whole eggs plus 3 egg yolks at room temperature
- 2 cups buttermilk at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 sticks room temperature butter
- 6-7 cups confectioners sugar
- 6-8 Tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
- food coloring (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 2 muffin tins with liners. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. I let it cream together for about 5 minutes. Add the eggs and yolks one at a time until well incorporated. Scrap down the sides of the bowl and continue to beat.
- Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in three batches alternating with the buttermilk. Combine well after each addition. Add the vanilla.
- Divide the batter into the liners. I use a large ice cream scooper for this to keep the size the same.
- Bake the cupcakes for about 20 minutes. Rotate the pans once during cooking. They are done when a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes, then let the cupcakes cool out on a rack until completely cool.
- Cream together the butter and 6 cups of the sugar. Add 6 Tablespoons of heavy cream and beat until very light and fluffy. Add more sugar or cream to get the consistency that you want. I knew that I wanted to a looser frosting since I was going to pipe it so I used closer to 8-10 Tablespoons of cream. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add to the frosting. Add the vanilla extract and almond extract. Add food coloring to get your desired color. I used a gel color for this and a little bit goes a very long way, so start slowly.
- I used Cake Craft gel color in turquoise, golden yellow, and flesh tone for the cookie icing
- I used Cake Craft gel color in turquoise for the cupcake frosting and a 6 point round tip