Nom Nom Nom: White Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing

Prior to starting my Drop 10 Diet for Self Magazine (Oh yeah, I started blogging for them Monday. You can catch up when the next issue arrives!), I knew I needed one last big indulgence, and what better time to indulge then Super Bowl weekend?

I picked up the original recipe from Recipe Girl, and let me tell you – it’s DELICIOUS!

Cake Ingredients: 

White Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing from Glatz & Glamour

  • 1 box white cake mix (the recipe called for an 18.25 oz box, but mine was less)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large egg whites
  • Cupcake liners

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, flour, sugar and salt. Add remaining ingredients and beat with hand mixer for 2 minutes, or until well blended.

3. Use ice cream scoop to fill prepared cupcake tins- fill about 3/4 full. Bake about 19 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

White Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing from Glatz & Glamour

Here’s my little secret – I waited 5 days to ice them!

Icing Ingredients:

White Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing from Glatz & Glamour

  • 3 cups powdered sugar (that’s a box and a half!)
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons whipping cream
  • Pink gel coloring
  • Valentine’s Sprinkles

1. In a large bowl, with a hand or stand mixer, cream together sugar and butter on low speed. Mix until well blended. Increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes. You will be beating forever – seriously. It took SO long for me! 

2. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for desired spreading/piping consistency. I added another tablespoon or so.

3. Scoop into a piping bag and pipe decoratively onto cupcakes, or spread onto cupcakes as desired.

The original recipe says this will ice about 12 cupcakes, but mine stretched to 24. It was my first time using a piping bag, and good lord did I over fill it!

White Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing from Glatz & Glamour

They went over incredibly well at our trivia night (WHICH WE WON) and Super Bowl Sunday!

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