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{The Girl Kyle Bakes} Birthday Cupcakes for the Boy

My honey turned 32 last week so when I came down to his office for lunch I surprised him and his coworkers with his favorite cupcake! Yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

Mr. Goddard works in a big building downtown where I have to check in at the lobby with security.  I felt quite official!

 

Yellow Butter Cake

{via Mangio da Sola}

Ingredients

  • 6 oz (3/4 cup or 1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 14 oz (1 3/4 cup) superfine or regular granulated sugar (I used regular)
  • 3 large, whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 6 oz AP flour
  • 3 oz cake flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup half-n-half
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream the butter and sugar for about 3-4 minutes. Add in the eggs one at time, making sure the batter is well-blended before adding another egg.

In a separate bowl, whisk or sieve the flours, salt, and baking powder. In a (2-cup/16oz) liquid measuring cup, mix the half-n-half and extract. Pour in a 1/3rd of the dry and a 1/3rd of the wet ingredients and continue to alternate, ending with the flour mixture. The batter should be thick (and tasty).

Pour batter into  cupcake liners, and bounce them gently on the counter to remove air bubbles and to make the batter even. Bake the batter for 18 minutes, you should end up with about 22 cupcakes.

For the frosting I usually make it up as I go along, but I start off with William Sonoma’s ‘Quick Chocolate Buttercream’.

These definitely earned me some friends in the office.

*Sweet Indulgence: A STUFFED Cookie?

Link: *Sweet Indulgence: A STUFFED Cookie?

thesweetindulgence:

When did stuffed cookies become all the rage on the blogs? If it weren’t for my friend and coworker Diana, I would be walking around clueless right now!

Diana brought chocolate chip cookies stuffed with Reese’s peanut butter cups in to work, but since I’ve never been a huge PB fan *gasp* I…

*Sweet Indulgence: The Perfect Cupcake

Link: *Sweet Indulgence: The Perfect Cupcake

thesweetindulgence:

If you were to ask me the difference between what makes a yellow cake and a vanilla cake I would guess it has something to do with eggs. Other than that I don’t know… What I do know is that these cakes are delicious and moist!

After having a yellow cupcake with chocolate ganache last year in…

 

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