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Celebration Cupcakes

Celebration Cupcakes

This cupcake recipe is perfect for your next celebration.


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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time
24
cupcakes

Ingredients

Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 cup milk

Frosting

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

6 cups powdered sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Fat Free Half & Half

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into muffin pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir together flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Beat sugar and 3/4 cup butter in another bowl at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating at low speed after each addition, just until mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Divide batter evenly among paper baking cups. Bake 23-28 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand10 minutes in pans; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Beat 3/4 cup butter in large bowl at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt alternately with half & half and 1 teaspoon vanilla, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in corn syrup. Frost cupcakes.

Tip #1

Variations:
Chocolate Frosting: Add 2 to 3 squares melted and cooled unsweetened baking chocolate.
Lemon or Orange Frosting: Stir in 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon or orange zest.
Creamy Coconut Frosting: Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract or flavoring.

Nutrition (1 cupcake)

350 Calories
13 Fat (g)
65 Cholesterol (mg)
230 Sodium (mg)
56 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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