A Birthday for Grandpa with Classic Yellow Cupcakes


Grandpa needed help blowing out the candles on his birthday cupcake yesterday, so Matthew, came to the rescue! 


Grandpa and Matthew

Bill loves cupcakes and so does our 6-year-old grandson, and this Martha Stewart recipe came to my rescue.


Woo hoo!

Bill's birthday is actually today ~ he’s having 2 days of celebrating.  It was going to be a day of golf with Bubba, but due to thunderstorms, that’s postponed for a sunny day; instead, it’s off to lunch later at a favorite Mexican restaurant. 

On with the cupcakes…

Who doesn’t like a cupcake!  These cupcakes are moist, delicious and full of flavor.  The recipe calls for a dozen cupcakes, I doubled it.  Yellow is Bill’s favorite with chocolate buttercream frosting.  Matthew opts for yellow cupcakes with buttercream frosting. 





 The options for decorating are endless, we like sprinkles here!




Believe me, these cupcakes disappear quickly!



Yield: 12

Classic Yellow Cupcakes

prep time: 25 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 45 mins
Perfect classic treats for a birthday or any day!

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE CUPCAKES
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • Sprinkles, for decorating
FOR BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
FOR CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups congerectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup of Cocoa Powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°, line cups of a standard muffin tin with paper lines. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder,and salt. Set aside. In a liquid measuring cup, mix milk and vanilla; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, with electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy,  3-4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. With mixer on low speed, add half of dry ingredients, followed by milk-vanilla mixture, then remaining dry ingredients. Do not overmix.
  4. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool cupcakes 5 minutes in tin, then remove and cool completely on a rack before frosting.
  6. Prepare frosting: In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Mix in up to 1/2 cup more sugar, (more for chocolate) or a few teaspoons of milk as necessary to achieve a spreadable consistency.
  7. Frost cupcakes, decorate with sprinkles before frosting dries to ensure that thy stick.
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Enjoy!


39 comments:

  1. Now don't those look yummy!
    Looks like everyone had fun.

    M : )

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    1. Yes, we always have fun when Matthew's here! Thanks and have a great day!

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  2. Happy Birthday to your Bill! Those cupcakes with sprinkles are perfect for the celebration, Pam.

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    1. Thanks,Angie! We're cupcake lovers for sure. Thanks! Take care

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  3. happy birthday to him!
    lovely pictures and delicious cupcakes !

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! Matthew loves the frosting, by the spoonful! πŸ˜‰

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  4. like the sound of those will give them a try with chocolate icing :-) Thanks Pam. have a great week Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane! They're good and I like the chocolate icing too! Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Happy Birthday to Bill... Those cupcakes look delicious.... YUM.....

    I'm sure he'll get that game of golf in soon....

    Enjoy your Mexican meal today.... Another YUM.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Hi, Betsy! Thanks! Yeah, they were good!
      They will reschedule their round. He plays tomorrow with his golf league and hope the weather is better then! Take care, Hugs

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  6. Happy birthday Bill! And I will have to agree with hm on the choclate icing ;-)

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    1. Hi, Evelyne! Yep, chocolate icing seems to be the fave! Thanks!

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  7. Happy Birthday to Bill!
    Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for any celebration. In fact they usually 'steal the show' and turn into the main event of the party. I'm sure Matthew was of great help blowing the candles and eating these sprinkled and frosted delights.

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    1. Bill says, "thanks, Duta!" We like cupcakes, smaller helpings, less calories and Matthew loves them. He was a great help, and a really sweet little boy. You have a wonderful week!

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  8. Pam, Glad to see that ya'll are taking good care of grandpa on his birthday! This is my month too...but I'll take a banana cream pie. (or, if I was in Chicago...a custard almond coffee cake from Andresen's Bakery in Franklin Park!) Grandpa only gets to celebrate for 2 days? I've claimed the entire month of July. It's only fair as my spouse celebrates for about 3 months when her birthday rolls around. Our son and his family are coming down to East Tennessee from Omaha for my big day... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! July is a great month for sure! And yes, we all take good care of grandpa! That coffee cake sounds good and I should run in to Franklin Park and check it out. I can only take so much birthday celebration, a day or maybe 2 is good enough for me. πŸ˜‰ I bet you're counting the days until your son and his family visit you. Have a great rest of the week! Thanks!

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  9. My Bill loves a yellow cake with chocolate icing, so I may just have to make these fabulous cupcakes for his next birthday!

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    1. Good, Liz! Bill's must think alike! Take care

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  10. My man would eat more than one of these cupcakes, I have to make them for his birthday but that isn't until January. I have a big Birthday coming up in August and I can't decide what to do.

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    1. Hi Gerlinde! Yes, it's so hard to eat just one. Looking forward to seeing what you're doing on your birthday! Take care

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  11. Sounds like a wonderful birthday celebration! And I love cupcakes -- mainly because I get to say I ate an entire cake. :-) Good stuff -- thanks.

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    1. Ha! Funny, John! It was a good day for them. Grandpa always loves it when he's with Matthew! Thanks for the visit!

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  12. My sister's birth day is the 10th, too. Wish I could have made these for her. Tell Bill Happy Belated!

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    1. Good people were definitely born on the 10th, Debra! Bill says thanks! Take care.

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  13. Dear Pam, Happy Birthday to Bill! I like classic yellow with chocolate frosting too. I also like sprinkles! Chocolate sprinkles are my favorite. I wish a beautiful year ahead. xo Catherine

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! I like those sprinkles too! Take care Hugs

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday to Bill!
    I can see why the cupcakes disappear quick! They look delicious and very pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! Matthew esp liked the cupcakes!

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  15. Happy Birthday to your husband, 2 days of birthday celebrating sounds like fun to me. Lovely cupcakes and you made everything from scratch. Amazing!

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    1. Yes, 2 days were good for him. He enjoyed it all. Thanks, Cheri!

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  16. happy happy birthday! cupcakes are essential for proper birthday celebrations and this recipe seems to yield the fluffiest ever!

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    1. Thanks, Grace! They were great!

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  17. Happy birthday Bill! What a wonderful celebration :)

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  18. Looks like a perfect celebration with perfect cupcakes...fun!

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  19. Happy birthday to Bill. The cupcakes look delicious. My favorite cupcakes are yellow with chocolate frosting too. You can never go wrong with cupcakes.

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  20. These look so good. I've been craving a good cupcake. I think I may need to come to Chicago. Bill and I are practically birthday buddies. I was 67 on July 8.

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  21. Wow ,that looks like a lovely cupcake and easy to whip up, looks like a wonderful birthday treat!

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