Birthday Barbie - Mini Birthday Cakes

Total Time:
1 hr 3 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
18 min

Yield:
10 to 12 cakes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, plus softened butter for liners
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • For frosting:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pink food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup colored granulated sugar, for decoration
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper liners in a 12 cup muffin tin and brush the liners with butter.

  • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and beat well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.

  • In a separate bowl mix together flour, salt and baking powder, then slowly stir in the milk Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and beat for 2 minutes or until everything is incorporated. Fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 18 minutes or until golden brown. Insert a toothpick into the center of a cake and when it comes out clean, they're ready.

  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool while you make the frosting.

  • Combine all the frosting ingredients, except the cream, in a medium bowl and beat well. Gradually add the cream, a little at a time, for desired consistency. If you need it tighter add less cream or wetter add more cream.

  • When the cupcakes have cooled completely, spread the top of each cake with the frosting and sprinkle with colored sugar. Place on a platter and serve.


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