Monday, February 20, 2012

Sweet Treats


Take Six Cupcakes

This is the most delicious scratch white cake recipe.  

3/4 C Crisco ( I use unsalted butter)
1 3/4 C sugar
3 eggs, 1 at a time
3C flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 C milk
1 tsp vanilla

Mix Crisco and sugar, add eggs, one at a time.  Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.  Add vanilla.

Bake @ 325 for 45-60 minutes

You can make a 9x13, or 2- 8" rounds, or 24 cupcakes.  

Butter Frosting

1 C unsalted butter
1/2 tsp salt
8-10 C icing sugar (depending on how stiff you want it)
3/4 C milk (add a little at a time)
2 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and salt.  Add sugar gradually alternating with milk.  Beat until smooth.  Add more milk or icing sugar if necessary.  Add vanilla.  

I had a little left over after frosting 24 of these cupcakes. 

Diane at 'Created by Diane' has a super tutorial video that shows you how easy it is to decorate cupcakes like this.  

Make these with caution.   Because I bet you can't eat just one! ;0) 

Photo courtesy of Nicole Payzant Photography.



  1. Lovely photo of a lovely display of YUMMIES ! I usually just make my cup cakes out of cake mix and the container icing I use food colouring for choice of icing colour then I use either my pipe bag or the old plastic icing tool with all the different shape fitings , ie, rose buds, tulip etc ! Thanks for sharing these recipes I must give them a try ! Have a sweet day !

  2. Soooo purty!!!! and girlie!!!

  3. Tanya, these look delicious and I love the presentation too. I tried to comment on your blog several times but I couldn't even scroll it down as it just froze. I found it on fb so am commenting from here, no problem. Hugs, Pamela

  4. I ♥ your cupcakes ! So beautiful :) Roses - amazing.

  5. Ooo... this sounds so yummy, and not too difficult!

  6. That looks like a great recipe....….I'd like to invite you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Saturday Link and Greet Party starts(Fri.6pm.ct-Sun.)…..have a wonderful day:)

  7. Oh,no! I just promised myself no cake for awhile.
    These look too good to resist- I adore homemade vanilla cake.

  8. Following you now and hope you will stop and see me also. Best wishes, Linda

  9. Oh these are so cute and Yummy looking! It is a good thing that I am feeling too lazy to cook today :) haha. Thanks for the recipe. I am always on the lookout for a good cake, and I make that frosting for everything- there's just nothing better!

  10. My mouth is watering!! These are absolutely beautiful. I will be watching that video to see how these scrumptious cupcakes can be "easily" made so beautiful. Thanks


  11. Oh, also a new follower via linky.


  12. Very pretty cupcakes. Sounds good. Thank you for sharing. Pat

  13. Oh yes, I'll take six of those! Lovely pics. I am copying your recipe, too. THANKS!

  14. Sounds good and looks very tasty. I do not cook much anymore, but enjoy eating what others prepare.

  15. Your cupcakes are so beautiful and I've been looking for a great white cake recipe! Thanks! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  16. Your cupcakes are pieces of art! I want to try this recipe. I enjoy making cupcakes too. Beauty must follow taste! :)) Have a great day! Sunny

  17. Copying this one! Always looking for a good cake recipe, although I don't think I could ever make up cupcakes so cute as the ones you did here!

    -- jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy

  18. Thanks for linking up@CountryMommaCooks have a wonderful weekend:)

  19. Happy Pink Saturday Tonya Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous pink share today. I love your display of your cupcakes. They look so delish.

    I have copied this recipe down along with the frosting. Going to give it a try this weekend.

    I will pop over and see the tutorial you mentioned of Dianes.

    Have a glorious weekend. Many country hugs and much love, Sherry

  20. These look delicious! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #21)

  21. YUUUUUMMMM Thx for sharing and so far I have enjoyed them calorie free!



  22. Your cupcakes look delicious!! I am definitely trying your recipe tomorrow. I have been wanting to try my hand at "scratch" cupcakes for some time. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Pink Saturday!

  23. Your PINK is very pretty!
    thanks for sharing...and HAppy PINk SatURday!

    ciao bella.
    Creative Carmelina

  24. How beautiful! The way you frosted the cupcakes is just lovely!

  25. Love your Pretty pink cupcakes...they look delicious. I'm your newest follower. Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage. Happy Pink Saturday!


  26. Sending a sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! I am a first time visitor from Seasonal Sundays and your cupcakes caught my eye immediately! When I first saw them they reminded me of a delicious strawberry cupcake I had from a little restaurant/bakery called Babycakes in Abingdon, Virginia. Do you have any posts about baking strawberry cupcakes? I would love to find a great strawberry cupcake recipe. Ciao, bella! xxoo

  27. OH MY SWEETNESS! They look so good and I am gonna have to try that recipe too :)

  28. I'll bet they taste just as yummy as they look! Cute cupcake stand, too.

  29. I think you're right, it would be hard to eat just one.

    - The Tablescaper


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