Sweet Treats


Take Six Cupcakes

This is the most delicious scratch white cake recipe.  

3/4 C Crisco ( I use unsalted butter)
1 3/4 C sugar
3 eggs, 1 at a time
3C flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 C milk
1 tsp vanilla

Mix Crisco and sugar, add eggs, one at a time.  Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.  Add vanilla.

Bake @ 325 for 45-60 minutes

You can make a 9×13, or 2- 8″ rounds, or 24 cupcakes.  

Butter Frosting

1 C unsalted butter
1/2 tsp salt
8-10 C icing sugar (depending on how stiff you want it)
3/4 C milk (add a little at a time)
2 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and salt.  Add sugar gradually alternating with milk.  Beat until smooth.  Add more milk or icing sugar if necessary.  Add vanilla.  

I had a little left over after frosting 24 of these cupcakes. 

Diane at ‘Created by Diane’ has a super tutorial video that shows you how easy it is to decorate cupcakes like this.  

Make these with caution.   Because I bet you can’t eat just one! ;0) 

Photo courtesy of Nicole Payzant Photography.

February 21, 2012 - 12:46 am

Country Gal - Lovely photo of a lovely display of YUMMIES ! I usually just make my cup cakes out of cake mix and the container icing I use food colouring for choice of icing colour then I use either my pipe bag or the old plastic icing tool with all the different shape fitings , ie, rose buds, tulip etc ! Thanks for sharing these recipes I must give them a try ! Have a sweet day !

February 21, 2012 - 2:18 am

Norah - Soooo purty!!!! and girlie!!!

February 21, 2012 - 2:33 am

Pamela Gordon - Tanya, these look delicious and I love the presentation too. I tried to comment on your blog several times but I couldn’t even scroll it down as it just froze. I found it on fb so am commenting from here, no problem. Hugs, Pamela

February 21, 2012 - 1:40 pm

patitolubi - I ♥ your cupcakes ! So beautiful :) Roses – amazing.

February 21, 2012 - 5:23 pm

Meg - SO pretty!!

February 22, 2012 - 12:42 am

See Jamie blog - Ooo… this sounds so yummy, and not too difficult!

February 23, 2012 - 2:13 am

Deana - That looks like a great recipe….….I’d like to invite you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Saturday Link and Greet Party starts(Fri.6pm.ct-Sun.)…..have a wonderful day:)

February 23, 2012 - 6:38 pm

Tina@WhatWeKeep - Oh,no! I just promised myself no cake for awhile.
These look too good to resist- I adore homemade vanilla cake.

February 23, 2012 - 9:26 pm

Linda - Following you now and hope you will stop and see me also. Best wishes, Linda

February 23, 2012 - 9:47 pm

Miriam@BeBookBound - Oh these are so cute and Yummy looking! It is a good thing that I am feeling too lazy to cook today :) haha. Thanks for the recipe. I am always on the lookout for a good cake, and I make that frosting for everything- there’s just nothing better!

February 24, 2012 - 6:21 pm

redfly - My mouth is watering!! These are absolutely beautiful. I will be watching that video to see how these scrumptious cupcakes can be “easily” made so beautiful. Thanks


February 24, 2012 - 6:22 pm

redfly - Oh, also a new follower via linky.


February 24, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Pat's Pink Apron - Very pretty cupcakes. Sounds good. Thank you for sharing. Pat

February 24, 2012 - 10:25 pm

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques - Oh yes, I’ll take six of those! Lovely pics. I am copying your recipe, too. THANKS!

February 25, 2012 - 12:37 am

Gabriela Delworth - HPS!



February 25, 2012 - 1:04 am

LV - Sounds good and looks very tasty. I do not cook much anymore, but enjoy eating what others prepare.

February 25, 2012 - 1:53 am

Marti McClure - Your cupcakes are so beautiful and I’ve been looking for a great white cake recipe! Thanks! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

February 25, 2012 - 3:45 am

Sunny - Your cupcakes are pieces of art! I want to try this recipe. I enjoy making cupcakes too. Beauty must follow taste! :)) Have a great day! Sunny

February 25, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Jeanie - Copying this one! Always looking for a good cake recipe, although I don’t think I could ever make up cupcakes so cute as the ones you did here!

— jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy

February 25, 2012 - 2:48 pm

Deana - Thanks for linking up@CountryMommaCooks have a wonderful weekend:)

February 25, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Country Wings in Phoenix - Happy Pink Saturday Tonya Sweetie…
What a gorgeous pink share today. I love your display of your cupcakes. They look so delish.

I have copied this recipe down along with the frosting. Going to give it a try this weekend.

I will pop over and see the tutorial you mentioned of Dianes.

Have a glorious weekend. Many country hugs and much love, Sherry

February 25, 2012 - 5:35 pm

1CardCreator - These look delicious! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #21)

February 25, 2012 - 6:13 pm

chubskulit - Sweet treats!

The Pianist in Pink, have a great weekend!

February 25, 2012 - 7:03 pm

mypinkprettiesaboutme - YUUUUUMMMM Thx for sharing and so far I have enjoyed them calorie free!



February 25, 2012 - 9:48 pm

Abramyan Avenue - Your cupcakes look delicious!! I am definitely trying your recipe tomorrow. I have been wanting to try my hand at “scratch” cupcakes for some time. Thank you so much for sharing!
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Pink Saturday!

February 25, 2012 - 11:03 pm

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** - Your PINK is very pretty!
thanks for sharing…and HAppy PINk SatURday!

ciao bella.
Creative Carmelina

February 25, 2012 - 11:24 pm

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living - These cupcakes are adorable!

February 26, 2012 - 12:40 am

Maria - How beautiful! The way you frosted the cupcakes is just lovely!

February 26, 2012 - 1:07 am

Magnolia Cottage - Love your Pretty pink cupcakes…they look delicious. I’m your newest follower. Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage. Happy Pink Saturday!


February 26, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Frog Hollow Farm Girl - Sending a sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! I am a first time visitor from Seasonal Sundays and your cupcakes caught my eye immediately! When I first saw them they reminded me of a delicious strawberry cupcake I had from a little restaurant/bakery called Babycakes in Abingdon, Virginia. Do you have any posts about baking strawberry cupcakes? I would love to find a great strawberry cupcake recipe. Ciao, bella! xxoo

February 26, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Jenny's Heart - OH MY SWEETNESS! They look so good and I am gonna have to try that recipe too :)

February 26, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Designs by Gollum - Oh, I love this!

February 26, 2012 - 7:50 pm

Tracy F. - I’ll bet they taste just as yummy as they look! Cute cupcake stand, too.

February 29, 2012 - 4:14 am

The Tablescaper - I think you’re right, it would be hard to eat just one.

– The Tablescaper

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