Buttermilk Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Frosting

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Anita Hoffman

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@scent4U

This easy to make Martha Stewart recipe produces the finest textured and delicious cupcake. Frost with a butter cream frosting or even a chocolate frosting.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.
Photo adapted from skdecoratethis.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
36 cupcakes
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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3 c
cake flour
1- 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp
baking soda
2-1/4 tsp
baking powder
1-1/2 tsp
sea salt
1 c
unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter, at room temperature
2-1/4 c
sugar
5
eggs, at room temperature
3
egg yolks, at room temperature
2 c
buttermilk, at room temperature
2 tsp
vanilla

FROSTING

5
egg whites
1 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
sugar
pinch salt
1 lb
unsalted butter, at room temperature
1-1/2 tsp
vanilla

How to Make Buttermilk Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Frosting

Step-by-Step

  • 1Sift dry ingredients.
    Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
    Add whole eggs, one at a time, beat well and then add yolks and beat well.
  • 2Add flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with 2 additions of buttermilk and beat well.
    Beat in vanilla.
  • 3Pour into prepared muffin tins, filling each 3/4's full.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
    Cool on wire racks 10 minutes, then turn out cupcakes onto racks and let cool completely.
  • 4SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
    Combine egg whites, sugar and salt over a pan of simmering water.
    Whisk until sugar has dissolved.
    Whisk until stiff peaks are formed. Continue whisking until mixture is fluffy and glossy, about 10 minutes. Use electric mixer.
  • 5Add the butter a few tablespoons at a time, mixing well after each addition.
    Once all butter has been added, whisk in vanilla.
    Beat for 2 minutes until all air bubbles are eliminated.
    Continue beating until frosting is smooth.

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About Buttermilk Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American




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