apparel | cupcake related | cupcakes | recipe | valentine's day | vanilla

“Its a nice day, for a, white cupcake.” -Billy Idol

February 3, 2008

So those are not the words to the Billy Idol song, we all know that, and obviously, these are not white. But the recipe itself is called White Cupcakes. And they really are… so white infact, that they took the pink food coloring so well it amazed me. When I saw the hot pink batter, I shit you not, I literally squealed. I love hot pink. Therefore I am fully endorsing Wilton gel food coloring. Go forth, ye minions, and buyeth!

See? Bright pink batter!

Anyway… these are Martha’s White Cupcakes. They’re made with egg whites, which is a departure from my normative behavior cupcake-wise. But well worth it for the white color. If you’re looking for a recipe that takes color well, this is it. And of course, I used clear vanilla extract for these to make them even whiter. Once again, I wanted to make the Ina Garten coconut cupcakes, but I forgot the almond extract! *shakes fist in the air* So, another time. Meanwhile I’m glad I made these because they are fantastic.

MARTHA STEWART WHITE CUPCAKES

INGREDIENTS: (Makes 3 dozen.)

  • 4 ½ cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (2 ¼ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 7 large egg whites

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake or muffin tins with papers; set aside. Into a medium bowl, sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine milk and vanilla in a glass measuring cup.
  2. Place butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and beat until pale and creamy. With mixer on medium speed, gradually add sugar in a steady stream; continue beating until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low.
  3. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in three batches, alternating with the milk mixture and starting and ending with the flour. Do not overbeat.
  4. In a clean bowl of electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold one-third of the whites into flour mixture to lighten. Fold in remaining egg whites in two batches, being careful not to deflate the whites.
  5. Pour batter into prepared tins, filling cups to about ½ inch from the tops. Bake until a cake tester inserted near the centers comes out clean and the tops spring back when pressed lightly in the center, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool completely before icing or storing.

I halved the recipe because I didn’t feel the need to make 3 dozen cupcakes. I, as always, used this calculator to do so and I highly recommend it.

PSST... SHARE THIS:
Facebook Twitter Email

Only registered users can comment.

  1. Yep, they look amazing! What a cool colour too! 🙂 They look very Spring-y. I’ve just got some banana and cinnamon cupcakes out the oven – I’m still in winter mode as it’s so grey and COLD here…

  2. Yoyo: They’re amazing. Definitely up there in the best vanilla cupcakes ever category. Can;t go wrong with my girl Martha!

    Brainsugar: Thanks! Its cold here in NY too, and gray as well. But pink makes everything better. 😀

  3. i think these may be the ones i make for my son’s bday party this sunday. but, i’ll have to use red food coloring since it’s Angels baseball themed

  4. Having read this I thought it was rather enlightening.
    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to
    put this article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of
    time both reading and leaving comments. But
    so what, it was still worthwhile!

  5. I would like to consider the chance of saying thanks
    to you for the professional instruction I have usually enjoyed going
    to your site. I am looking forward to the actual commencement of my university research and
    the entire prep would never have been complete without visiting
    your blog. If I can be of any assistance to others,
    I’d personally be happy to help by what I have
    discovered from here.

  6. Good day very cool blog!! Man .. Excellent .. Superb ..
    I’ll bookmark your web site and take the feeds also…I’m satisfied
    to seek out numerous useful info right here in the publish, we need develop extra techniques in this
    regard, thanks for sharing.

  7. Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice at the same time as you
    amend your website, how could i subscribe
    for a blog site? The account aided me a acceptable deal.
    I have been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

  8. Heya this is kind of of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG
    editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get advice
    from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  9. Pretty component to content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to claim that
    I get actually loved account your weblog posts. Any way I will be subscribing to your augment or even I
    fulfillment you access constantly quickly.

  10. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and
    let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different
    browsers and both show the same results.

  11. Wow, superb blog format! How lengthy have you ever been running a
    blog for? you made blogging glance easy. The entire look of your
    site is wonderful, as smartly as the content!

  12. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this,
    such as you wrote the e-book in it or something. I think that you just can do with a few p.c.
    to force the message house a bit, however instead of that, this is excellent
    blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.

  13. Hello would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re working with?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most.
    Can you recommend a good web hosting provider at
    a honest price? Cheers, I appreciate it!

  14. I do not know if it’s just me or if everybody else encountering
    issues with your blog. It appears like some of the written text within your
    posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please
    comment and let me know if this is happening to them as well?
    This may be a problem with my internet browser because
    I’ve had this happen previously. Many thanks

  15. You are so cool! I do not think I have read something
    like that before. So nice to discover someone with a few original thoughts
    on this issue. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up.
    This web site is one thing that’s needed on the internet, someone with
    some originality!

  16. I always used to read paragraph in news
    papers but now as I am a user of web so from
    now I am using net for posts, thanks to web.

Comments are closed.