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Bakery Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

No friends , I am not  on a baking spree. The thing is I have too many baked stuff in my drafts from last year. And wanted to share my best creation so far . Last year in December the day after the UAE national day, hubs had gone to Sowwah Square Abu Dhabi for some work.  In the events of national day celebrations Magnolia Bakery was sharing their little wonder cupcakes with the visitors of the mall. And on returning back, he could not stop raving about  cupcakes along with its icing. According to him this was far by best cupcakes he had eaten. 
Well,Magnolia Bakery. A very familiar name. My mind started tinkling , where I had heard this name. My blocked mind was unable to remember where I had last heard this name. So had to take the help of Google Maharaj ( my ever faithful friend who never disappoints me)
The name that popped up in the search was Sex & the City.
Ohh, kk. Now everything came back like a flash.For those who are not aware , the two characters of this serial were pictured raving about the magnolia bakery cupcakes. And this had created a craze for this cupcakes in 1990's. Magnolia bakery had opened its first branch in UAE, at the Galleria Sowwah, now also at Dubai Mall.
My Google search also led me to the recipe too, which this bakery has shared with their fans. And here is my creation to it. Though  they have opened their branch in Dubai, I have still not visited this bakery. Its on top priority now.Till then , I will just enjoy my creation.
I have halved the entire recipe along with the frosting. Makes around 12 cupcakes.

Ingredients (Source: Magnolia Bakery)

For the cupcakes
95 gm self rising flour
80 gm all purpose  flour
115 gm unsalted butter cut into cubes
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs @ room temperature slightly whipped
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the frosting
170 gm butter unsalted & soft
315 gm powdered sugar (sieved)
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
drop of pink color


  1. Preheat the oven @180 degrees for 10 minutes
  2. Mix & sieve self rising & all purpose flour. Mix in butter & pulse twice in a food processor  till you get the sandy texture
  3. Now mix in the slightly whipped eggs followed by milk & vanilla.
  4. Mix till all blended.
  5. Pour a scoop of the batter in cupcake liner & bake for 14 - 15 minutes till done.
  6. When done it will bounce back on touching.
  7. Completely cool
Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting
  1. Beat butter till pale & creamy.
  2. Add in rest of the ingredients.
  3. Add the drop of color.
  4. Use accordingly

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