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White Cupcake Recipe

MAKES: 24 cupcakes
PREP TIME: 15 Minutes
START TO FINISH: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups milk

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

2. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

3. In large bowl, beat shortening with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/3 cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about 1/3 of mixture at a time, and milk, about 1/2 at a time, beating just until blended.

4. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.

5. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks to cool. Frost with desired frosting.

1 Cupcake: Calories 180; Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2g; Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 125mg; Total Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 2g Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Other Carbohydrate, 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 2

Mini Cupcakes:
Place mini paper baking cup in each of 24 mini muffin cups. Make batter as directed in recipe. Fill each cup until about 2/3 full. (Cover and refrigerate remaining batter until ready to bake; cool pan before reusing.) Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks to cool. Repeat with remaining batter to make an additional 48 mini cupcakes. Frost with desired frosting. About 72 mini cupcakes.

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