Monday, June 23, 2008

Cream Filled Cupcakes

Last week 2 of my cousins got to come and stay with us for the week. We had a ton of fun! One of them, Indie, loves to cook (Just like me!). So we had a marvelous time in the kitchen together. We made these cupcakes Mom found and wanted to try. They ended up really well and tasted delicious, even though in the process of inserted the cream in the middle of the cupcakes sometimes if would start coming out the top, so we made a big mess! But it awesome anyway! Come and cook with me again Indie!

Cream Filled Cupcakes

Combine: 3 cups flour, 2 cups of sugar, 1/3 cup of baking cocoa, 2 tsp. baking soda, and 1 tsp. salt.

Add: 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 cup vegetable oil, 1 cup of water, and 1 tsp. of vanilla. Beat until smooth (about 2 minutes.)

Fill greased or paper-lined muffin tins half-full of batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Remove from muffin tins and cool completely on wire racks.

For Filling: Combine 1/4 cup butter or oleo softened, 1/4 cup shortening, 2 cups powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp. milk, 1 tsp. vanilla and a pinch of salt. Beat until fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Place a very small tip into a pastry pr plastic bag. Fill with the cream filling. Push the tip through the bottom of the cupcake and fill each one.

Frost each cupcake with your favorite frosting. We used Nana's butter cream frosting recipe and added cocoa powder.
Nana's Butter Cream Frosting

1/3 cup butter or margarine, slightly softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 or 2 Tbsp. milk or cream
If chocolate add 1-2 Tbsp. cocoa powder.

Place butter in small bowl, and using an electric mixer, beat several minutes until creamy. Add sugar about 1/2 cups at a time and beat well after each addition. Add vanilla, then milk or cream, a little at at time and beat well. Store in an air-tight container in refrigerator and whip up again before using.


Anonymous said...

Yum! I love those!

Kiwifruit said...

Oooh, those sound good!