Well, since I had some extra time on my hands I decided to bake some cupcakes last night. I didn’t have enough time to make them entirely homemade, but I added some pizazz! While I’m writing, I’d like to give a big shout out to Duncan Hines for making life a little easier when baking. I don’t buy any other brand of cake batter unless I am making a fully homemade cake!
So I made the batter for the cake and then inserted a piece of semi sweet chocolate into the center for an added bonus (like I said above, pizazz!!!). I wasn’t sure if this was going to work since I’ve never been too creative when baking! Well it did my dear, it tasted fabulous! While the cupcakes were baking I made my super easy, homemade frosting:
First, beat 1/3 Cup of Butter in a mixer
Add the following ingredients to the mixing bowl:
1/4 Cup of low fat milk
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 pinch of salt
Mix all of these ingredients for about 2 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape the side of the bowl. If the frosting is looking too dry, add a very small amount of milk and continue mixing.
Add Food coloring if desired for some extra pizazz!!!
Once the cupcakes are cooled, add frosting and you are ready to indulge!!! I know I sure enjoyed eating one of these while watching Captain America with the hubby!
If you’d like to print my frosting recipe, feel free to do so – ButterCream Frosting Recipe! You sure won’t regret it!!