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Winter Wonderland Cupcakes

  • Author: Hello Betty Company


Vanilla Almond Winter Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting


  • Cupcake Ingredients:
  • • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • • 1 ¾ cups white granulated sugar
  • • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • • ½ cup buttermilk
  • • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • • 2 large eggs
  • Frosting Ingredients
  • • 1 stick room temperature unsalted but
  • • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • • 1 teaspoon marshmallow extract/flavoring
  • • Light blue gel coloring
  • • White edible glitter
  • • 2 small piping bags (1 large piping bag, 1 large frosting tip)


  1. Directions for Cupcakes:
    Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk dry ingredients well.
    Step 2: Using a hand or stand mixer, cream together butter, almond extract and vanilla until light and fluffy.
    Step 3: Add in milk and mix on medium for 1 minute. On low, mix in eggs, one at a time.
    Step 4: Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
    Step 5: Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking liners. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, add batter into the muffin tin about 2/3 full. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
    Directions for Frosting:
    Step 1: In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese and beat until light and fluffy. Add in the marshmallow extract.
    Step 2: Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, while adding a bit of milk in between each cup. for 1 minute or until creamy.
    Step 3: Separate frosting into two bowls, adding blue gel coloring to one and leaving the other without color.
    Step 4: Place blue piping into one smaller piping bag and the white into another.
    Step 5: Slide them into a larger piping bag.
    Step 6: Pipe each cupcake and sprinkle with white edible glitter.