SILVER SNOWFLAKE CUPCAKES

 

  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 24
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 oz. White candy melts
  • Vanilla bean frosting

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line muffin tin with paper liners or use greased silicone liners.
  • Beat all ingredients except egg whites in a large bowl on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly
  • Beat on high for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally
  • Add egg whites and beat on high speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally
  • Pour into muffin cups
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until tops are just golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
  • While cakes cool, make snowflakes by melting candy according to package instructions
  • Pour melted candy into a ziploc freezer bag and snip off a small corner
  • Draw snowflakes onto wax paper (I place a drawn template underneath)
  • Allow to harden and store in a cool place until ready to use
  • When cakes are completely cool, frost and add snowflakes

Notes

I have always loved the Silver White Cake Recipe from the old Betty Crocker Cookbook, and my new silicone cupcake liners needed a road test, so I whipped up these quick cakes for a post-holiday party. The snowflakes were the crowd pleaser, since the cakes stuck! They need a good dowsing with cooking spray before pouring in batter, unlike the "light" greasing the package called for. You can see my blog for more on my test!

Categories: Cupcakes 

Author Credit: Betty Crocker

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