How to Make Simple Cup Cakes

oVALENTINESDAYCUPCAKESfacebookCakes have been a dessert staple for many generation of families, friends, and even strangers in a new country. They can be made with the most basic ingredients or with so many eggs, flour and flavors you’ll clean out the grocery stores for miles around. They are a part of our history from Europe to the Orient to the frontier of the American west. Cake flavors and textures range from a short bread cake made with very little sugar to a very fine confection of moist, spongy texture that can melt even the coldest heart.

The cake has become a center piece for celebrating good times such as weddings, birthdays and family get together. It has brought peace of mind during the hardship of war or a loved one lost. With styles from layered, multi-tiered, shapes of all kinds, and now the travel favorite a tiny cake the size of a cup.

It’s a treat every child loves and every adult enjoys and they are simple to make with a basic recipe and only a few ingredients. Just be sure you use correct measurements and cooking time. With practice you can become a master of the neighborhood cup cake provider and loved by all. Simple one egg mix.

This is a very simple recipe for cup cakes with basic ingredients. It is quick and just about anyone can make this little treat and add to the recipe to give it various flavors. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift all ingredients into a bowl and mix with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes or until mix is smooth.

1 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour. For best results use white flour.
1 1/4 cups of white sugar.
2 1/2 teaspoons double acting baking powder.
1 teaspoon salt.
1/2 cup soft butter.
2/3 cup milk.
As you mix the above ingredients slowly add
1 egg.
1/2 cup milk.
1 teaspoon vanilla.

Once you have your mix finished line a muffin tin with cup cake papers in different colors and pour in mix 3/4 full. Bake until springy on top when touched with a spoon. If you want to add a bit of taste to your cup cakes you can add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to the mix before baking. You can frost your finished cup cakes by using a double boiler to melt one large size chocolate covered mint patty with a little cream added to create a fluffy, smooth frosting. The mint will give your cup cakes a fresh taste and keep the adults wondering how you made it so good without buying ready made.

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