Vanilla Cupcakes with Cheese Buttercream and Grated Cheese

2010 June 14

My friend was celebrating his son first birthday’s party and I promised her that I would bring some cupcakes over for the little ones. I was pretty excited in doing these cupcakes because I got a chance to experiment with new recipes. My choice for the cupcakes are Rainbow Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting sprinkled with hundreds and thousands and another type of cupcakes which I haven’t really decided. I have been surfing the web for some cupcakes ideas at several websites and my final choice is Vanilla Cupcakes which I frost with cheese butter cream and grated cheddar cheese and topped with red preserved cherries. The frosting idea was came from Sponge Cake with Butter cream and Grated Cheese which I did few months ago. I thought the sweet vanilla cupcakes would probably goes well with cheesy flavour and it does.

I need to get up early in the morning to prepare everything and not be late at the party. Well, I used my toddler as my alarm clock as he usually asked for milk around 6-ish in the morning. After I gave him the bottled, I was  ready for my cupcakes battles in the kitchen. Great, my preheated oven would also help to keep me warm in these cold winter morning. After being in the kitchen for about 1 hour, my toddler just realized that I was not around anymore, then as usual he check me in the kitchen. He sat in the living room very quietly with a sad rejected face as he thought I would felt guilty by leaving him in the bedroom. Yes, he still sleep in between me and my husband. Thank God we share a king bed together, so it is quite spacious. Thank God he didn’t bugging me all those time and sat quietly watching ABC Kids.

I ended up making three types of cupcakes. Last one is Chocolate Cupcake without frosting. These chocolate cupcakes were for my boy and hid daddy as they dislike any type of topping on their cupcake. I thought of bringing some of these cupcakes over for the party as well, but I didn’t have enough hand to carry. I figured 32 cupcakes would be more than enough for the party as well.

Ingredients for Vanilla Cupcakes

Recipe adapted from I Heart Cuppycakes! : Pretty Young Cupcakes on this link

  • 170 gr unsalted butter at room temperature (I used reduced salt butter)
  • 335 gr vanilla sugar (I used 200 gr caster sugar)
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 340 gr plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt (I didn’t use this)
  • 215 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (I used 2 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scrape out (I didn’t use this)

Ingredients for Cheese Butter cream Frosting

Recipe adapted from

  • 200 gr unsalted butter, at room temperature (I used 100 gr of reduced salt Western Star Butter and 100 gr of Red Feather butter)
  • 150 gr condensed milk/icing sugar (I used 100 gr icing sugar)
  • 75 gr cream cheese/grated cheddar (I used grated cheese)

Instructions for Vanilla Cupcake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  2. Mix flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Beat butter until softened.
  4. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at the time, beating until well combined.
  6. Add vanilla extract.
  7. Add the dry ingredients in 3 additions alternating with milk in 2 additions.
  8. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until the skewer inserted is clean.

Instructions for Cheese Butter cream Frosting

  1. Mix all the ingredients together until fluffy.
  2. Frost the cupcake, grate cheddar cheese on top and decorated with red preserve cherries.

Preparation time (duration): 30

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