White Velvety Butter Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting – God Wants to Bless Us

These are really the best white cupcakes I have ever had. They are extremely light and fluffy. This recipe is totally different from how I normally start baking by creaming the butter and sugar.  A year ago when I first made these cupcakes, I remember reading and rereading the directions.  I really thought there was no way these cupcakes would turn out. I guess I am definitely a creature of habit when it comes to baking.  Anyway, I am so glad that I followed the recipe.  These cupcakes were so much better than my expectations. They were truly heavenly.

I was so delighted with these cupcakes that it made me think about how God wants to delight us or bless us to reveal that His knowledge is far greater than ours. Our knowledge is so limited.  We cannot possibly know what the outcome of things will be. All we need to do is trust God.  Another reason God wants to bless us is so we can be a blessing to others. God has bless me with a love for His Word and a love for cooking.   I pray often that I can use these posts to bless others. May God pour His blessings on you.  May you experience things in your life that are so much better than your expectations.  Read how God Blessed Peter in Luke 5:1-11.

White Velvety Butter Cupcake Recipe – Adopted from Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Rose’s Heavenly Cakes

• 4 liquid ounces of egg whites (around 4 large egg whites)
• 1 cup whole milk
• 2-1/4 tsp vanilla
• 3 cups sifted cake flour (make sure to use cake flour)
• 1-1/2 cups sugar
• 1 TB  plus 1 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 12 TB (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Prepare two standard cupcake pans with your favorite liners.

In a medium bowl, combine egg whites, vanilla, and 1/4 cup milk.

In a large bowl, combine cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Put the electric mixer on the lowest setting and mix for 30 seconds.  Add the butter and 3/4 cup milk.

Mix on low-speed until moistened.  Increase to medium speed for 1-1/2 minutes.  Then add the egg whites, vanilla, and milk mixture in three equal parts, beating 20 seconds each time.

Pour into prepared cupcake trays.  Try using an ice cream scoop.  Fill each scoop 3/4 full.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not over bake. My cupcakes were done in exactly 15 minutes. Remove from the oven as soon as a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center. Let cool 10 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the pan to finish cooling. Cool completely before frosting.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

• 3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
• 3-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
• 1 TB pure vanilla
• 3 tablespoons heavy cream

pinch of salt

Using the whisk attachment for your electric mixer, whip the butter until smooth and creamy. Add 1 cup confectioners sugar and 2 tablespoon heavy cream. Mix until creamy. Add 2 cups of confectioners sugar and mix until smooth and creamy. Add the last 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar and 1 tablespoon of cream. Mix until fluffy. Next, add 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Mix on high until the icing is light and fluffy.

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I really enjoy being a contributing blogger for Oodles World’s Our Neighborhood Blog. I pray each of my posts will bring Glory to God.

Blessings Always,
Diane R.


About Diane R.

I have been married for 27 years. I am a Christian mom who tries day by day to teach our children that God loves them and He has a special plan for their lives. I love spending time in the kitchen teaching my children to cook while sharing the Word of God. I grew up in an alcoholic home, but God still pursued me and I became a Christian at age 18. My husband and I have five children. Our oldest daughter, Carly, is currently in college studing pre-med. She hopes to one day go on medical missions. We have 15 year old twins named Casey and Caleb. Caleb has had 17 brain surgeries. He has a shunt, cerebral palsy, and seizures. God uses Caleb to teach our family every day what is important. Casey loves sports and Contemporary Christian Music. Our youngest two children, Jonah and Diana, were adopted at age 7 1/2 and 4. They are now 13 and 9. They have RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) which was caused by trauma during the first few years of life. It is a challenge to teach them everyday that we love them and God loves them. I currently have one child that is homeschooled, two children in public school, one child in a Christian school, and one in college. Life can get busy, but I have learned how important it is to always make time for God. You will see me blog often about the life lessons that God uses to humble me and draw me closer to Him. My prayer is that by sharing my experiences with others, it might help someone. I currently have a recipe blog at www.recipesforourdailybread.com, where I share our family's favorite recipes, favorite places, and more. You can read more about our adoption story at www.sweeptheword.com.
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