Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Vintage Recipe- Starlight Cupcakes with Penuche Frosting
The Recipe is for Starlight Cake, which I made into mini cupcakes. This was the time consuming part. It is not a quick and easy feat to pour batter into the mini pan, but I just got it and was dying to use it.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour pan. (13x9x2, or 2 8-9in rounds, or cupcake tin) Beat all ingredients in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds. Beat on high, scraping bowl frequently, 3 minutes. Pour into pan(s). (Fill cupcake tins 1/2 full)
Bake until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Oblong pan, 40 to 45min, layers 30-35min. (My mini tin took 13min). Cool; frost.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar
Heart butter in saucepan until melted. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir over low heat 2 min. Stir in milk, heat to boiling. Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm. Stir in powdered sugar gradually. Plan pan of frosting into a bowl of ice water, beat until frosting is smooth and spreadable. If frosting becomes too stiff, heat slightly stirring constantly.
I frosted my cupcakes using the cookbook's "twirl" method. It helped speed up the frosting of so many little cupcakes! Enjoy. XO. K.