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Glittery Cupcakes

Cupcakes dunked in edible glitter are ideal for any party or celebration.

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Buttercream:
  • 2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white food colouring
  • Edible glitter

Steps

  1. Bake the cupcakes: Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat until combined. Add the dry mixture in 2 additions, alternating with the milk. Add the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed. Divide the batter into a cupcake tin lined with cupcake liners. To make it extra glitzy, you can use gold cupcake liners! Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes, or until fully cooked. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
  2. Make the buttercream: Cream the butter with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and combine. Add the confectioner's sugar one cup at a time, then beat for 3-5 minutes until fluffy. Add the white food colouring and mix until combine - this will create a brighter base for the glitter.
  3. Decorate: Spread some buttercream onto each cupcake and shape it into a round mound. Then dunk the cupcakes upside down into some edible glitter, fully coating the buttercream. Place your cupcakes under a bright light and watch them sparkle!