Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes: the perfect white cake recipe with vanilla bean frosting! All decked out for Halloween.

I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. I can’t help myself for admitting this. We have friends (hi Kari and Greg) who go all out this holiday. They celebrate enough to cover my lack of enthusiasm.

It’s not that I don’t like candy. Or googly eyed treats. Nope. Love those.

It’s not that I don’t like chili or comfort food this time of year.

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes: the perfect white cake recipe with vanilla bean frosting! All decked out for Halloween.

I’m just not a big fan of the costumes. Or the creepy spiders and webs. Or clowns (does anyone like clowns????)

So, instead of talking about the things I don’t like…let’s focus on the good parts.

Remember…the googly eyed treats.

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes: the perfect white cake recipe with vanilla bean frosting! All decked out for Halloween.

I made these Mummy Cupcakes for the first time several years ago for my daughter’s Halloween party at school. They were so easy to decorate, I wanted to make them again for our friends (mentioned above) Halloween party. Actually, it was a “pre-Halloween party.” Officially it’s called the “set up” party. They do a great spooky garage, and everyone comes to help set up and decorate. Or, in my case, eat.

When deciding what dessert to bring, my youngest told me she wanted “those fun Mummy cupcakes from my school party.”

Instead of making cupcakes with a white cake mix, I used my favorite Vanilla Bean Cupcake recipe. For today’s recipe I used Rodelle Vanilla Bean Paste.

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes: the perfect white cake recipe with vanilla bean frosting! All decked out for Halloween.

To make the mummy stripes, I first whipped up the vanilla bean frosting (oh guys, it’s so good). Then using wilton tip 48, I alternated my stripes with the smooth side and the basket weave side to give the mummy stripes texture. I added the candy eyeballs too (I bought mine at Target).

And there you have it. Totally moist, delicious vanilla bean cupcakes. Perfect for Halloween. Get baking!

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes: the perfect white cake recipe with vanilla bean frosting! All decked out for Halloween.

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Yield: 24 cupcakes

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used fat free)
  • 1 Tbsp Rodelle Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

For the frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp Rodelle Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • 48 candy eyes

Instructions

  1. For the cake, whisk together the egg whites, vanilla bean paste and 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar for 2 minutes. Add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Slowly add in egg mixture, beating until fully incorporated. Beat in the remaining 1/2 cup milk. Turn mixer on high and beat for 2 minutes.
  3. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake in a 350 degree oven for 17-18 minutes, until set (will begin to lightly brown on edges). Remove and cool completely before frosting.
  4. For the frosting, beat butter for 5 minutes until pale in color. Add sugar, vanilla bean paste and milk. Beat an additional 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  5. Pipe onto cupcakes by filling pastry bag and using tip 48, pipe "stripes" onto top of cupcakes. Add candy eyes. ENJOY!

 

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Still looking for that last minute Halloween dessert? These Vanilla Bean Cupcakes are made from scratch with the perfect decoration: MUMMY faces.

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Posted on October 26, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. these mummy cupcakes are adoooorable!! And I’ll take from-scratch vanilla bean cupcakes over packages processed ones any day!

  2. Clowns are the worst! I’m with you, Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday. I hate spending extra money on costumes. However, I will eat me some Halloween goodies. These are too cute.

  3. Loving your ‘Vanilla Bean Cupcakes’, thanks for posting…
    I too much prefer cakes that are made from ‘scratch’ over any packet-mix, more economical, they’re much tastier, I know exactly what goes into them!
    I’ve made these cupcakes several times now & they always turn out perfect….
    I have even adapted them by adding toasted chopped Pecans to the mix as I adore them, imagine my sheer delight when I saw your wonderful, special ‘Pecan Pie Cake’, it’s a brilliant recipe, superb for any occasion.
    This will take pride of place on my Holiday Table, at Christmas, birthdays & on any other occasion that I may have the opportunity to make it, or just because I fancy it-which is every time I think of cakes…Everyone that’s tasted it says the same thing, it’s gorgeous can I have the recipe please or will you make me one!
    A true winner each & every time, I can’t thank-you enough, it’s got it all. Moist flavorful, tender sponge cake, filled with caramel pecans, frosted & decorated to perfection.
    You ought to win an award for the best, finest, delectable cake…Amazing!!!
    Many, many thanks for posting, much appreciated,
    Odelle Smith. (U.K)

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