Homemade Cupcakes, Butter-Cream Frosting Recipes – Sunsella Little Gems

Time to bake cupcakes with the kids.

Homemade Recipes: Yellow Cake – Simple Butter-Cream Frosting – Simple Shortening Frosting.

Below I am sharing my kids favorite recipe for homemade cupcakes (or cake) & frosting recipes from scratch, so get your kids in the kitchen baking with you & have fun.

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So yes we love to bake homemade goods, not buy boxed cakes & goodies, & my kids love to get in the kitchen & bake these great homemade treats with me. I homeschool so I can also turn baking into a learning experience & measurements into a mini math class for hands on learning.

We try to keep our baking as healthy as possible & try to stay to better flours like Einkorn or coconut flour etc, we use whole unbleached sugar when possible (the frosting picture below was being made for a party so it was regular white sugar for a brighter color).  I have several variations of these recipes running around on my blog because we are always changing them around to suit our likes. So have fun & figure out your own version of these recipes, I have even added things like spirulina powder, green tea powder, protein powders etc just to change it up.

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Recipe for yellow cake cupcakes (use flour of choice):

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 cups flour or cake flour (we like Einkorn flour)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp natural unrefined saltnfr6k baking cups
  • 1/2 cup Palm Shortening
  • 1 tbsp. Raw coconut oil (room temp)
  • 1 cup sugar of choice we use whole unbleached sugar most times.
  • 3 large eggs  do not use cold eggs so let them sit out long enough to be room temp.
  • 3/4 cup of milk of choice such as almond milk or milk kefir
  • Optional: 2 tsp. real vanilla extract (or extract of choice).
  • Optional: instead of 1 cup of sugar add 3/4 cup sugar & 1 tbsp of either yacon syrup, raw honey, pure maple syrup or molasses.

Use a hand mixer or other mixer & mix until well blended & fill baking cup 1/2 to 3/4 full to allow for them to not overflow, sit baking cups on cookie sheet & bake 15 to 25, frost once cooled

frosting recipe

Simple butter cream frosting:

  • 3/4 cup palm shortening room temp
  • 1/2 stick real grass-fed butter room temp
  • 2 cups powdered sugar of choice (you can make your own powdered sugar, I also start out adding way less & checking the taste, sometimes I only need a cup or less)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. of cold milk of choice or cold water
  • 1/8 tsp. of natural unrefined salt
  • Optional 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract or extract of choice
  • Optional: 1 to 2 tbsp cacao powder

First cream together Palm Shortening & butter with powdered sugar with hand mixer. Slowly add in the milk & beat with your hand mixer until totally smooth & fluffy then add in optional ingredients one at a time beating till mixed between each one. The frosting pictured in the bowl is before adding cacao powder.

Simple Shortening frosting

  • 3/4  to 1 cup palm shorteningNFR6K cupcakes
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar of choice (make powdered  by blending  1 cup of sugar of choice with 1 tsp of starch of choice (corn-potato-etc) in food processor or blender until powdered)
  • 1/8 tsp. of natural unrefined salt
  • Optional 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract or extract of choice
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. of cacao powder
  • First cream together Palm Shortening with powdered sugar with hand mixer & add in the optional ingredients & beat with your hand mixer until totally smooth & fluffy.

For both the recipes adjust accordingly to your likes & needs, & of course do not lick the bowl clean, these are sweet.

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We like using BPA free Silicone bake-ware mainly because even though it is plastic it last longer, is reusable, no need to paper, liners etc so in the long run if well cared for they do save money & the sunsells baking cupsenvironment. & a lot of Silicone products are environmentally friendly just like these Sunsella baking cups.

Easy to clean, non-stick, stackable and space-saving, reusable and durable, no waste, economical and environmentally friendly.

We found these baking cups better than other brands we have tried, yea silicone does tend to be non stick & we never really have bad issues with sticking with NFR6K funany brand, but these Sunsella baking cups were the best at non stick. Rather we made cupcakes, muffins or chocolate candies in them the treats popped right out perfect every time.

Easy to clean, we never use soap on our silicone so we use warm baking soda water & baking soda paste as needed. Easy to store, just dry, stack & put away for next use. Easy to use, simply fill & sit on a baking sheet or use like a liner in a muffin tin.

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