Raspberry Buttercream Cupcakes with Almond Snowflake Cutouts

I brought these to a Christmas party and they were a huge hit!

Recipe Below!

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Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees

Bake until the cake tests done

Cake Ingredients:

1 box Pillsbury Moist Supreme: Classic White Mix

1 c. sour cream

1 c. flour

1 c. sugar

1 c. water

1/3 c. vegetable oil

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

5 egg whites eggs or 3 whole eggs

2 pints rasberries 

1 tsp salt

1. Combine all of the dry ingredients and stir together with whisk

2. Add all other ingredients and beat until well combined. About 2 minutes

3. Pour into floured cake pans or cupcake liners. I made cupcakes! You can also line your cake pans with parchment paper for easy removal. It makes around 24 cupcakes or 2 8 inch cake pans

4. Bake until cake tests done and allow cake or cupcakes to cool to room temp before adding frosting

Buttercream Recipe:

1 c.  room temperature butter (2 sticks) 

3-4 c. of confectioners sugar 

1/2 tsp. of salt 

1 tbsp. of vanilla extract

3-4 tbsp. of milk

1. Whip butter for 8-10 minutes until light and fluffy

2. Add 2 c. sifted confectioners sugar until incorporated 

3. Add Vanilla, Milk, and Salt and mix on high

4. Continue to add confectioners sugar until desired consistency

I used the Wilton tip 2110 for the cupcakes and Wilton tip 20 for the snowflake cutouts.

Cutout Recipe: One of the best I have tried!

I cut the recipe in half, but here is the full recipe,

1 c. softened butter
1 c. confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 tsp almond extract
2-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well

Divide into 5 equal parts and refrigerate for 1 hour

Roll out on flat floured surface and do desired cutout shapes

Carefully place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.  

Bake medium and large snowflakes at 375Β° for 6-1/2 to 7 minutes and small snowflakes for 5-6 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

 

These cupcakes are so beautiful and so delicious!