Celebration Cupcakes

Celebration Cupcakes Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Fill cupcake liners two-thirds to three-fourths full—no more, or the batter will spill over the top during baking.

Yield:

Makes 2 dozen

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes
Cool: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
6 egg whites
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
Food coloring (red and blue)
Garnishes:
colored sprinkles

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Beat in egg whites.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in extract.

3. Divide batter into 3 bowls. Tint 1 bowl with desired amount red food coloring, and 1 bowl with desired amount blue food coloring. Layer blue, white, and red batter evenly into baking cups in 2 (12-cup) muffin pans. Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

4. Frost cooled cupcakes with Fluffy White Frosting; garnish, if desired.

Note:

Julia Rutland,

July 2011
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