will you be my valentine?

cupcakes

i do not have a special someone to spend this valentine’s day with, so i’m sharing it with my office-mates and all of you!  these sweet little cupcakes are one of my favorites and are a big hit with my friends.  i made the cupcakes per the recipe but added red food coloring to the frosting so that they would be a little more festive.  enjoy!

white wedding cake cupcake ingredients

1 box white cake mix

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup granulated white sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/3 cups water

2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup sour cream

4 large egg whites

wedding cupcake buttercream ingredients

3 cups powdered sugar

1 cup butter, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 to 2 Tablespoons whipping cream

cupcake directions

preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit.

place cupcake liners in pans – you will need about 36.

in a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, flour, sugar, and salt.

add remaining ingredients and beat with hand mixer for 2 minutes or until well-blended.

fill prepared cupcake tins about 3/4 full.

bake 18 minutes.

buttercream directions

in a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter on low speed of hand mixer or stand mixer.

increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.

add vanilla and whipping cream and continue to beat on medium speed for one minute more.

scoop into a piping bag and pipe decoratively onto cupcakes or spread onto cupcakes, if desired.

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