This week's cupcake was a special request, so here's the recipe:
1 stick plus 1 tablespoon soft butter
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
Cream butter & sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Sift dry ingredients together and add slowly to wet ingredients. Add milk until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.
To make chocolate chip vanilla cupcakes, add 6oz. of mini chocolate chips to batter.
2 sticks softened sweet butter
1.5 lbs of powdered sugar
3-4 tablespoons milk
Beat butter until fluffy. Slowly add powdered sugar until combined, adding milk as needed to make the frosting creamy.
I made four variations on the frosting this week. The requestee wanted chocolate chips in the frosting, but I thought that would be too much chocolate for some people, so I did a few varieties with differing amounts of chocolate chips.