Fancy Cream Cupcakes Recipe
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Fancy Cream Cupcakes Recipe

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These cute, tender cupcakes are creamy and not too sweet. They look fancy but are quick to fix...and even a big platter of these timeless treats disappears in no time. I've been making desserts since I was a youngster, the oldest of several sisters.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:22 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 22 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 4 to 5 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 185 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 191 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Fill paper or foil-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For filling, beat cream in a chilled small bowl until it begins to thicken. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and food coloring if desired until stiff peaks form. Beat in almond extract.
  4. Cut a 1-in. cone shape from the center of each cupcake; set cone aside. Fill indentation with filling. Cut each cone in half from top to bottom; place two halves on filling for butterfly wings. If desired, pipe a thin strip of filling between wings for butterfly body if desired. Yield: 22 cupcakes.
Originally published as Fancy Cream Cupcakes in Taste of Home February/March 2000, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 185 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 191 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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