Brown Sugar Cupcakes

Yello! Glad to have you here! πŸ™‚

Am back to my pinterest-ing! I had taken a break from it as it is soooooooooooo addictive! But was showing off to someone and now the bug in is my system again! πŸ˜€ Found this lovely recipe at bakeorbreak.comΒ and found that she has some cool recipes which uses brown sugar instead of normal white sugar. More justification for having sweets! πŸ˜€ And also some other awesome recipes that I have printed out and hope to try in the coming days πŸ™‚ Go over and check it out for yourself and leave some love for her too!

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This was the array of cupcakes made! Colorful eh? Playing with color after a lot of thought! Always wondered what to do with the left over icing/frosting? How much to store and et al….might need a new fridge at the rate I am going and if my youngest gets to choose colors….someone has to fund a new fridge for me!!!! πŸ˜€ But loving the challenge and learning a lot at the same time. Will just have to figure out storage and other nitty-gritties πŸ™‚

You will need –

3 cups – flour

2 tsp – baking powder

1/2 tsp – salt

Sift together and keep aside.

1 cup – unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 1/4 cups – packed brown sugar (press the sugar down in your measuring cup)

4 – large eggs, at room temperature

3/4 cup – buttermilk

Cream the butter till light. Add the sugar and beat well. Add the eggs (one at a time if you are patient πŸ™‚ or all together if like me!) and beat well till fluffy and well combined.

Add the flour and slowly fold in and can add the buttermilk a little at a time.

Line a muffin tray with paper liners or silicon moulds, as you prefer, and fill with batter 3/4 of the way up.

Bake at 325 F (170 C) for 25-30 minutes. Then cool on racks. Welcome to have it warm though! πŸ™‚

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They have a lovely color and taste pretty much like vanilla cupcakes….just less guilt about eating them! πŸ˜€ I also frosted them as I have a lovely American girl staying with me and my family, over the winter break. She wanted to learn to frost and so we began this adventure! She piped the blue ones πŸ™‚ Just so you know! Ha ha!

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I made a normal buttercream frosting (unsalted butter, icing sugar and milk) and not the cream cheese frosting in the original recipe. This itself was heavy, my family said. So go ahead and make whatever frosting you like! πŸ™‚

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I must say my piping is getting better and am quite chuffed with how this one turned out! πŸ™‚

Many thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend ahead!

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6 thoughts on “Brown Sugar Cupcakes

  1. wonderful!

  2. it tasted like heaven Shobana!!!! Yummmm!!

  3. now, my little one says, why dont you know to make such cakes πŸ™‚

  4. Lakshmi vibu

    Looks very yummy…..Where do u get brown sugar in chennai….

  5. they look really tasty!

  6. so pretty ! you must do a tutorial on pipping – awesome job

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