What else made me excited about doing some baking was the fact i was able to use my brand new Kenwood Classic Chef KM331 Mixer. After using it to bake my cupcakes all i can do is praise the machine. It works so well and it’s easy to understand how to use it and i would recommend it to anyone who’s looking to buy a electric mixer.
Not everyone has The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook, so i decided again to share the recipe for all of you.
Vanilla cupcakes Ingredients
Vanilla cupcakes Method
1: Preheat the oven to 170℃ (325℉) Gas 3.
2: Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) and beat on slow speed until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined. Gradually pour in half the milk and beat until the milk is just incorporated.
3: Whisk the egg, vanilla extract and remaining milk together in a separate bowl for a few seconds, the pour into the flour mixture and continue beating until just incorporated (scrape any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula). Continue mixing for a couple more minutes until the mixture is smooth. Do not overmix.
4: Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until light golden and the sponge bounces back when touched.
A skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean. Leave the cupcakes to cool slightly in the tray before turning out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
5: When the cupcakes are cold, spoon the vanilla frosting on top and decorate with hundreds and thousands.
Vanilla Frosting Ingredients
Vanilla Frosting Method
1: Beat the icing sugar and butter together in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) on medium-slow speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.
2: Turn the mixer down to slow speed.
3: Combine the milk and vanilla extract in a separate bowl, then add to the butter mixture a couple of tablespoons at a time.
4: Once all the milk has been incorporated, turn the mixer up to high speed.
5: Continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes. The longer the frosting is beaten, the fluffier and lighter it becomes.