Today’s my birthday which is making this Monday pretty wonderful! Though I am sad I can no longer claim “22” as my song (okay, mine and about 30,000 other people’s “song”), I am excited for new adventures over the upcoming year. This year’s goal: working my happiness like it’s a full time job.
Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Divide the batter into the cupcake pan. Bake until the cupcakes spring back when lightly pressed with your finger and just start to pull away from the sides of the pan (about 15-20 minutes). Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the pan and let cool completely.
For the frosting: Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until fluffy, 30 seconds. Stop the machine and add the confectioners’ sugar, two teaspoons of vanilla, and 3 tablespoons of milk. Blend with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is incorporated. Increase the speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in up to one tablespoon milk if the frosting seems to stiff.