Snowflake cupcakes with white frosting

Yield: 24 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Cake flour; see * Note
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
5 \N Eggs
¾ pounds Unsalted butter; room temperature
2 cups Sugar
1½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
1½ teaspoon Almond extract
1 cup Buttermilk
2 cups ConfectionersÂ’ sugar; sifted
4 tablespoons Unsalted butter; softened
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Lemon extract

* Note: Do not use self-rising flour. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the dry ingredients into a medium-size mixing bowl, and set the bowl aside. Break the eggs into a small bowl, and set aside. In an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and the sugar until they are light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes. With the mixer running, carefully pour in the eggs and the vanilla and almond extracts. Mix in the flour mixture and the buttermilk by alternating between 1 cup of flour and ½ cup of buttermilk; be sure to start and end with the flour mixture.

Line a cupcake tin with paper liners. Fill each cup with batter using an ice-cream scoop with a ¼-cup capacity; the batter should nearly reach the top of the cups. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool the cupcakes for 45 minutes on a baking rack. Generously ice them with White Frosting. Top with a Snowflake made from Royal Icing. WHITE FROSTING: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the confectioners’ sugar and butter until smooth. Add the salt, lemon extract, and milk; beat until smooth. If the icing is too thin, add more confectioners’ sugar; if too thick, add more milk. Makes 2 dozen cupcakes.

Source: "Martha Stewart's 1996 Holiday Special" S(Formatted for MC5): "by Lynn Thomas - Lynn_Thomas@..."

Per serving: 252 Calories (kcal); 15g Total Fat; (51% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 76mg Cholesterol; 138mg Sodium Food Exchanges: ½ Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 3 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates

Recipe by: Adapted from an Ina Garten recipe Converted by MM_Buster v2.0n.

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