Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cupcakes With Vanilla Frosting
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Vanilla Frosting
  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter, cinnamon and sugar till light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with two additions of milk. Beat after each addition, just enough to combine the ingredients and do not overmix. After all the additions, beat for just one minute.
  3. Divide the batter equally between 8 to 10 paper lined cupcake tins (depending on the size of your tins) so that each one is 2/3rds full.
  4. Bake the cupcakes at 180C for 20 to 25 minutes till done or a skewer inserted in them comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and then turn out and cool completely. Frost the cupcakes with the vanilla frosting given below.
  5. Vanilla Frosting.
  6. Put the egg whites, sugar and salt in a heat-proof bowl. Place this bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesnu2019t touch the water.
  7. Constantly, whisk the mixture by hand till the sugar has dissolved and the temperature on an instant thermometer reads 70C (160F)
  8. I donu2019t have a thermometer, and dipped my finger into the mixture to gauge how hot it was!
  9. Remove the bowl from the heat, and using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites on high speed till theyu2019re glossy and fluffy and the bottom of the bowl feels cool to touch.
  10. Turn down the speed to medium and add the butter, 2 tbsps at a time, beating well after each addition.
  11. Add all the butter this way and the vanilla and beat on high speed till smooth. This frosting can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 3 days if necessary. Just beat it again till smooth.
  12. The minute these cupcakes were baking, my daughter wanted to know what u201cthat heavenlyu201d smell was! And they were so good that the last cupcake was fought over!!
Recipe Notes

These cinnamon cupcakes are very soft and light in texture, and I’m making them again, for sure. If you’re looking for cupcakes and frosting that’s not too sweet, give these cupcakes a chance.

As for the wonderful chocolate cupcakes I baked the week before, I shall post them soon.

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