2 Classic Cupcake Recipes For Your KitchenAid Mixer

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Whenever I have the opportunity to get my dream kitchen, I want to obtain all sorts of small appliances. One of them is definitely a KitchenAid mixer. I envy those who have these mixers and for some reason in my mind, I think that you can create the best baked goods with them. This may also be due to every cooking show that I watch, there is always one of these they use. Of course, I’m stuck with a simple hand mixer, but it does get the job done so I really can’t complain too much.

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I love to bake when I get a chance and try out new recipes. Homemade cupcakes are a favorite in my house and you don’t have to be elaborate in making these. So here are a couple of cupcake recipes to help break in your new mixer or just to have something simple to make even if you have been an owner of one of these for a while.

KitchenAid Mixer Classic Cupcake Recipes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1/4 cup red food coloring (2 ounces)
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups with paper or foil liners.
In mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat on low speed of mixer for 30 seconds; increase speed to medium and beat for 45 seconds or less (just until mixed).

Spoon batter into lined muffin pan, filling each cup 3/4 full.

Bake in hot oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cupcake center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks for 5 minutes before removing cupcakes from pan.

Frost as desired.

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Simple Yellow Cupcakes

1/3 c. shortening
1 3/4 c. sifted cake flour
3/4 c. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
3/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Place shortening in mixing bowl; sift in dry ingredients.
Add egg and 1/2 cup milk; mix until flour is moistened.
Beat 2 minutes at medium speed on electric mixer.
Add 1/4 cup milk and vanilla; beat 2 minutes longer.
Fill paper bake cups in muffin pans half full. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool. Frost with favorite frosting.

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What do you like to make with your KitchenAid mixer?

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