Cupcake recipes are wonderful inventions that help us to create our favorite cupcakes. Cupcakes are versatile little cakes that can be used for a casual birthday gathering or even a more glamorous affair. Remember, cupcake decoration is only limited by your imagination !
• 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
• 1 1/3 cups sugar
• 3 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 1 cup milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 2 large eggs
basic cupcake recipe Directions (this is a basic. your imagination can reach beyond chocolate cupcake recipe, muffin recipe, or vanilla cupcake recipe, even cupcake recipe martha stewart. it isn't that fun?)
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
-Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add shortening, milk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape side of bowl with a spatula.
-Add eggs to the mixture. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape bowl again. Beat on high speed for 1 minute 30 seconds until well mixed.
-Spoon cupcake batter into paper liners until 1/2 to 2/3 full.
-Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
-Cool 5 minutes in pans then remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.
-(cupcake frosting recipe) Once cupcakes are completely cooled, frost with your favorite frosting recipe or decorate as you desire such like with icing recipe.