White Velvet Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting

1 Apr

Sometimes, it’s hard to write about what I bake. There isn’t always a story, which makes me feel like a phoney-baloney when I try to force one out of them.

Other times, it’s hard to bake. There are times when I don’t feel inspired–when nothing is speaking to me, crying out for me to try it.

And then there are times when the powers combine and neither side of this blog gig is happening. I’m not writing or baking. It gets especially difficult when life looks a certain way and it’s all you can do to get out of bed on time. And that, dear readers, is where you are meeting me today.

This post did not just happen. It didn’t come to me–I had to come to it. This post was a conscious effort to get back on track. To say, yes, my life looks a little different than I thought it would, but maybe a little springtime cupcake could make it feel a little better.

White Velvet Cupcakes

Adapted from The Curvy Carrot

Printable Recipe

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

4 ounces white chocolate, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk

Preheat oven to 325°. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until well combined. Mix in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and milk in alternating batches, mixing until just combined. Divide batter into muffin tins, filling cups about 3/4 full. Bake about 20 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Raspberry Frosting

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam

4 cups powdered sugar

Cream together butter and raspberry jam. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until combined. Transfer frosting to pastry bag and top cupcakes.


One Response to “White Velvet Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting”

  1. Ron Allen April 4, 2012 at 5:59 AM #

    Can’t wait to sample!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: