I made these wonderful little cupcakes when my son was getting ready to leave for college. I remembered that he really loves buttercream frosting, cake not so much, but buttercream frosting oh yeah! So, I made some traditional buttercream with vanilla flavoring and also made some with raspberry flavoring. They were the most yummy cupcakes ever!
I will not be sharing a recipe for the batter because I cheated and used a box cake mix. I used a french vanilla mix and it worked really well with the frosting. I figured my son was all about the frosting anyway.
Guess what? He forgot to take them with him……aw shucks……I guess I will have to eat them, darn, a real bummer, not!!!!
So here it is! Enjoy!
RASPBERRY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3-4 cups confectioners sugar
1 Tbsp raspberry extract (or any flavor you like)
1-4 tbsp milk or heavy cream
a pinch of salt
Beat butter on medium speed for a few minutes. On low speed, add 3 cups of the sugar. Back on medium speed, add the raspberry extract, salt and 2 tbsp of the milk. If frosting needs to be thicker add more of the sugar. If it needs to be thinner add more of the milk. Enjoy friends!
Makes about 3 cups
This recipe adapted from www.savorysweetlife.com.