Recipes, Sweet

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes – Holstein Housewares + Ali Sweet Treats

Ali Sweet Treat joins us in the Holstein Kitchen to bake up some delicious vanilla bean cupcakes with a Valentine’s day twist. She shows us how to prepare the batter to make an ombre cupcake! From light pink to red, these cupcakes scream be mine!

Ingredients:
1 1/8 cup of unsalted butter
1/4 cup of whole milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tsp pur vanilla extract
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
Pink food coloring

Steps:
Begin by taking your butter and whipping it until smooth with your Hand Mixer.
Then add in your oil & egg and beat for a few seconds.
While beating the mixture pour in your milk, vanilla, and bean paste
Blend all the ingredients well together before slowly pouring in your dry ingredients.
Once you have a smooth mixture separate out 1/3 of the mix into a small mixing bowl and add 1 drop of food coloring.
Blend in the food coloring until you have a light pink mix. Then pour the mix into a piping bag or batter bottle.
Now take another 1/3 of the batter and mix in two drops of red food coloring so you have a pink mix and pour it into your piping bag or batter bottle.
Lastly take the last bit of batter and mix in 3-4 drops of red food coloring until you have a red mix. Then pour the mixture into your piping bag or batter bottle.
Once your Cupcake Maker has been pre-heated, fill in the 1/3 of the cavity with each color stacking on top of each other.
Bake for 7-10 minutes.
Remove from the maker and allow to cool before decorating.

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