Mother's Day Gift Basket - The Fluffiest Vanilla Cupcakes Roses

Mother’s Day Gift Basket – The Best Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Mother's Day Gift Basket - The Best Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe www.munchkintime.comMother’s Day Gift – the Best Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe SHE will ever try! These super soft and fluffy vanilla cupcakes is a perfect Mother’s Day Dessert to make for YOUR beautiful mama.  Surprise her with this delicious Mother’s Day Gift along with her favorite tea, I am sure it will put a SMILE on her face. This easy vanilla cupcake recipe will brighten up any kind of holiday like Valentine’s Day, bridal showers, Easter, birthday party or baby showers. To garnish vanilla cupcakes I used incredibly delicious vanilla frosting, if YOU like cream cheese frosting my friend Natasha from Natasha’s Kitchen has a wonderful cream cheese frosting recipe that I absolutely love & use often.  Feel free to check her recipe here.

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Mother's Day Gift Basket - The Fluffiest Vanilla Cupcakes www.munchkintime.comIngredients YOU will need to make Vanilla Cupcakes:

  • 1 & ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk/kefir
  • 2 tsp organic pure vanilla extract

Ingredients YOU will need to make Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1½ cup unsalted butter, cold, sliced into cubes
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2-4 drops of pink food color + 1-3 drops of yellow food color

Mother’s Day Dessert – Vanilla Cupcake Basket www.munchkintime.comHow to make Vanilla Cupcakes:

Step One

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin pan with 12 white cupcake paper liners.

Mother’s Day Dessert – Vanilla Cupcake Basket www.munchkintime.comStep Two

In a mixing bowl combine 1 & ⅓ cup flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon salt. Mix and set aside. In 2nd mixing bowl whisk ½ cup melted butter with sugar. Whisk in 1 egg, 1 cup kefir and 2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Mother’s Day Dessert – Vanilla Cupcake Basket www.munchkintime.comMother’s Day Dessert – Vanilla Cupcake Basket www.munchkintime.comStep Three

Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, whisk until combined, don’t over mix. Using greased ¼ measuring cup, divide the batter among the 12 muffin cups. Bake on the middle rack for 20-22 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cupcake. Let cupcakes cool before frosting them.

Mother’s Day Dessert – Vanilla Cupcake Basket www.munchkintime.comHow to make Vanilla Butter Frosting:

Step One

Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment, whip 1½ cup of cold butter for about 5 minutes, scraping butter down few times. Whip until butter turns into lighter color.

Mother’s Day Dessert – Vanilla Cupcake Basket www.munchkintime.comStep Two

Add 2 cups of powdered sugar, mix until combined, again scraping down the frosting. Pour in 2½ teaspoons of vanilla extract, whip until combined.

Mother’s Day Dessert – Vanilla Cupcake Basket www.munchkintime.comMother’s Day Dessert – Vanilla Cupcake Basket www.munchkintime.comStep Three

Add 3 cups of powdered sugar, whip until combined, add 2 tablespoons of whipping cream & pink & yellow food coloring, whip the frosting for about 5 more minutes. Now it is ready to frost those cupcakes.

Mother’s Day Dessert – Vanilla Cupcake Basket www.munchkintime.comMother's Day Gift Basket - The Fluffiest Vanilla Cupcakes www.munchkintime.comPlace the frosting in the piping bag. Pipe swirling roses on top (decorating cupcakes is my weakness and require more practice as YOU can see, maybe I should take cake decorating classes, what do YOU think?).

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To make Mother’s Day Gift Basket You will need:

basket

cabbage

toothpicks

cupcakes

green leaves

baby breaths

Step One

Place the cabbage in the middle of the basket.

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Step Two

Cover the cabbage with wax paper and then insert toothpicks.  Place cupcakes on top of the toothpicks.

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Step Three

Decorate with green leaves and baby breaths.  Woala!

Q. Do you like this Mother’s Day Gift Idea?

Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear from you!

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Mother's Day Gift - The Best Vanilla Cupcake Roses

Mother's Day Gift - The Best Vanilla Cupcake Roses
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Author: Love Keil from Munchkintime.com

Ingredients

Ingredients for Cupcakes:

  • 1 & ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup 200g sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk/kefir
  • 2 tsp organic pure vanilla extract

Ingredients for Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold, sliced into cubes
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2-4 drops of pink food color + 1-3 drops of yellow food color

Instructions

  • How to make Vanilla Cupcakes:
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin pan with 12 white cupcake paper liners.
  • In a mixing bowl combine 1 & 1/3 cup flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix and set aside. In 2nd mixing bowl whisk 1/2 cup melted butter with sugar. Whisk in 1 egg, 1 cup kefir and 2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, whisk until combined, don't over mix. Using greased 1/4 measuring cup, divide the batter among the 12 muffin cups. Bake on the middle rack for 20-22 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cupcake. Let cupcakes cool before frosting them.
  • How to make Vanilla Butter Frosting:
  • Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment, whip 1 1/2 cup of cold butter for about 5 minutes, scraping butter down few times. Whip until butter turns into lighter color.
  • Add 2 cups of powdered sugar, mix until combined, again scraping down the frosting. Pour in 2 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, whip until combined.
  • Add 3 cups of powdered sugar, whip until combined, add 2 tablespoons of whipping cream & pink & yellow food coloring, whip the frosting for about 5 more minutes. Now it is ready to frost those cupcakes.

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16 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Gift Basket – The Best Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

  1. Aww! How Sweet, This is the best and the perfect gift for Mothers day. These Cup Cake Roses are so pretty and look so tempting. It’s such a beautiful, creative and yummy idea!. Thank you for sharing this blog. Waiting for your next blog. Thank you

  2. Hey Keil, this cupcake will be perfect gift for mother’s day. This recipe looks easy to make. You decorate it really well. Thank you and keep sharing.


  3. Those cupcakes look amazing! Your styling in the basket is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing at the Ultimate Pinterest Party last week, I have featured it this week!


  4. This is so adorable!! Omg I love the photography!! Thank you for sharing this lovely bouquet idea, I’ll be making this for myself and yes these are the fluffiest cupcakes I’ve ever tried ????????????????????????????


  5. New reader here! I’m going to have to try this!! If a toddler can do it, I can too!!! Lol. The cupcakes look absolutely delicious and the arrangement is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more recipes!!

  6. It’s such a beautiful, creative and yummy idea! And that big cabbage will definitely… well… somewhat make up for those cupcakes ????

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