Cupcakes!

Today is Scrumptious Saturday Sunday! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I made cupcakes the other day. Today I’m sharing the recipe with y’all!
Here’s my Instagram photo of them!

Yellow Cake
Ingredients:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream shortening, salt, and vanilla in bowl until fluffy. Add sugar gradually, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs; mix well. Sift flour and baking powder together 3 times. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, mixing well after each addition. Line cupcake pan with paper liners. Fill liners each 3/4 full of batter. Bake 20 minutes. Cool on rack before icing.

Vanilla Buttercream Icing:
Ingredients:
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 to 2 tbsp whipping cream
Food coloring if desired

Directions:
In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla, cream, and food coloring (if desired). Continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.

That’s it! This is pretty simple! As I was mixing the butter and sugar for the icing, I had clouds of sugar, so if possible using some sort of cover. After a while I held the lid to a skillet over the bowl to prevent a bigger mess. I would recommend mixing the butter and sugar together with your hands before turning on the mixer. I did this after I’d already created a bit of a mess and it helped a lot! Hope you enjoy this delicious treat!

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