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Brown Sugar Cupcakes

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24
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From-scratch frosting—featuring the rich taste of browned butter—makes these cupcakes irresistible!

Ingredients

Cupcakes

2 1/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup butter, softened
1
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup dark brown sugar
3
eggs
2
teaspoons vanilla
2/3
cup milk

Brown Butter Frosting

1/2
cup butter (do not use margarine)
4 1/2
cups powdered sugar
6
to 8 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar and brown sugar, beating well after each addition. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture with 2/3 cup milk, beating just until blended. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 2 Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely. In small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until light golden brown. Cool completely. In large bowl, beat browned butter, powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons of the milk with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat in remaining milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until spreadable. Frost cupcakes.

Expert Tips

Top cupcake with toasted walnut or pecan halves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
19%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
33g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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