Easter cupcakes are a delightful way to celebrate the season with friends and family. These classic Easter cupcakes are adorned with colorful decorations and feature a moist and flavorful cake topped with creamy buttercream frosting. Here’s how to create these festive treats:
Food coloring gel (optional, for tinting frosting)
1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners, enough for about 12 cupcakes.
2. Combine Dry Ingredients:
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Set this dry mixture aside.
3. Cream Butter and Sugar:
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened unsalted butter and granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
4. Add Eggs and Vanilla:
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Mix in the vanilla extract for added flavor.
5. Alternate Mixing:
Begin adding the dry mixture and the whole milk to the butter-sugar-egg mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
6. Fill Cupcake Liners:
Divide the cupcake batter evenly among the prepared cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.
8. Make the Buttercream Frosting:
In a mixing bowl, beat the softened unsalted butter until creamy.
Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix until well combined and the frosting is smooth.
Add the whole milk (or heavy cream) and vanilla extract to achieve the desired consistency. You want the frosting to be smooth and easily piped.
9. Decorate the Cupcakes:
Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, it’s time to decorate!
You can tint the buttercream frosting with food coloring gel to achieve pastel shades if desired.
Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes using a piping bag and your choice of decorating tip.
Add pastel-colored sprinkles and Easter-themed cake toppers to make your cupcakes festive and fun.
10. Serve and Enjoy: – Your Classic Easter Cupcakes are ready to be enjoyed! Serve them at your Easter celebration and watch the smiles appear as everyone indulges in these delicious and festive treats.
These classic Easter cupcakes are not only delicious but also a fun and creative way to celebrate the holiday. Enjoy the joy of Easter with these delightful treats!