Beautiful white vanilla cupcakes with some silky butter cream cheese frosting are perfect for those who feel intimidated by baking. Although I possess the skills in the kitchen to pull off the cooking end of the food spectrum, baking has always daunted me and so I often rely on Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines to get me out of a jam when I need some dessert. I no longer have a problem with making home made frosting's and when you make this frosting you'll agree. It's silky, smooth and just the right amount of sweetness.
I decided to pull out my piping bag and do a little practicing with cupcake decorating. Unfortunately I still need lots and lots of practice! Since Easter is only a week away I thought that I would make the frosting the color of baby chicks. The color is just right and the frosting is delicious.
- 1 box white cake mix (3 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, 1 cup water)
- 1 - 8 oz. bar cream cheese softened
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 tbsp. softened butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 drops yellow food coloring
- 1 tbsp. milk (maybe a touch more)
- Get your box mix put together according to box directions.
- Bake the cupcakes and then allow to cool completely before frosting.
- In a large bowl combine the softened cream cheese, vanilla using an electric beater.
- Add in the confectioner's sugar and beat on low speed. Add in the milk and butter and mix well. Add just a tad more milk if need be to make it smooth.
- Last, add in the food coloring and mix well to blend it all together. Put the frosting on the cupcakes by hand or use a piping bag.
Go ahead play around. I think I am going to get another tip and continue my cupcake decorating quest until I have something I am super proud of. But for now I'll settle for delicious, creamy frosting.