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Vanilla Cupcakes and Buttercream

 
 
Vanilla Cupcakes

1 ½ cups butter
3 cups sugar
9 large eggs, separated
1 ½ tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 180C.

Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks. Add in vanilla; mix until incorporated.

In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In another medium bowl, whisk egg white until soft peaks forms.

Add dry ingredient into the cream mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Do not overbeat.

Gently fold in egg whites.

Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about three-quarters full. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.

Vanilla Buttercream

2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 pounds butter
1 tsp vanilla

In a small saucepan, combine sugar with 1/2 cup water; cook over medium heat until it register 236F on a candy thermometer.

Blends egg in a blender. With the machine running, very slowly add hot sugar syrup until combined. Let it cool.

In an electric mixer, cream butter until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add syrup mixture until incorporated. Add vanilla and beat until desired consistency.


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