Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you had a great day. My daughter asked me to bake cupcakes for her class. I always loved Valentine's Day at school. I would receive lots of Valentine cards from my classmates. My teacher normally threw a party and it was a pretty easy day. Can you imagine if we could have a Valentine Party at work? I'm pretty sure my boss would not go for it. 
Well, my daughter said she had a great day. All the students in her class had one of her cupcakes. She thought they were great . The recipe makes 24 so the last one I was able to share with my husband. We really liked this cupcake. I will say I still feel spoiled on Valentine's Day. I hope you had a special day even if it was just pampering yourself.
Magnolia's Vanilla Cupcake
1 1/2 cup self rising flour
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flours with the baking powder. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream the butter until smooth.
  5. Add the sugar to the butter and beat until fluffy.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time to the butter mixture.
  7. In a large cup, combine the milk and vanilla.
  8. Alternating between the flour mixture and the milk mixture, add slowly to the butter mixture. Do not over mix.
  9. Evenly spoon the cupcake batter into the cupcake liners.
  10. Bake the cupcakes for 20 to 25 minute or until the toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  11. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
Recipe adapted from Sara's Secrets.
One year ago.......................I made Heart Pie Pops.
Did you already know.........
-Over 140 million greeting cards are purchased for Valentine's Day. 
-It is the 2nd most popular occasion for purchasing a greeting card.
-The majority of the cards are purchased within the week of Valentine's Day.
Happy Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious!! Can't you believe you didn't save me one, woman.