Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes Recipe

Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes Recipe
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Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes Recipe

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These cupcakes are sure to dazzle guests, especially children who love the glittery frosting. Display a few on your table for an eye-catching, and delicious, centerpiece.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup plum jam
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Edible glitter and coarse sugar

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter 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, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a very small tip. Fill with jam. Push the tip through the top to fill each cupcake.
For frosting, combine the sugar, egg whites, water and cream of tartar in a large heavy saucepan over low heat. With a hand mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute. Continue beating on low over low heat until frosting reaches 160°, about 8-10 minutes. Pour into a large bowl; add vanilla. Beat on high until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes.
Pipe frosting over cupcakes; sprinkle with glitter and coarse sugar. Yield: 18 cupcakes.
Editor's Note: Edible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit wilton.com.
Originally published as Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p22

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 262 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup plum jam
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Edible glitter and coarse sugar
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter 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, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a very small tip. Fill with jam. Push the tip through the top to fill each cupcake.
  4. For frosting, combine the sugar, egg whites, water and cream of tartar in a large heavy saucepan over low heat. With a hand mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute. Continue beating on low over low heat until frosting reaches 160°, about 8-10 minutes. Pour into a large bowl; add vanilla. Beat on high until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes.
  5. Pipe frosting over cupcakes; sprinkle with glitter and coarse sugar. Yield: 18 cupcakes.
Editor's Note: Edible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit wilton.com.
Originally published as Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p22

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