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October 30, 2020

Spice Cupcakes

Ohio State Fair Winner

Spice Cupcakes

Spiced Cupcakes

2 cups all purpose flour, or cake flour

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon ground cloves

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup shortening

1 cup buttermilk

3 eggs

 

Frosting:

6 tablespoons butter, softened

1 pound box confectioners’ sugar; sifted

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup light cream

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together first eight ingredients (in large bowl). Add shortening and buttermilk. Mix until blended. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Divide batter among 24 cupcake cups. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until done (toothpick comes out clean). Cool completely (10 minutes or more).

For frosting: Cream butter. Separately, sift together the confectioners’ sugar and cinnamon. Add half of the sugar mixture to the creamed butter, blending well. Beat in 2 tablespoons of cream and vanilla. Gradually blend in remaining sugar. Mix until smooth. Frost each cupcake with it.

Recipe by Peggy Smith, Ohio State Fair