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Friday, March 8, 2013

Vanilla cupcakes with Rose flavored Butter cream frosting- Women's day Special

Today is International Women's day. I wish all my friends, Readers and fellow bloggers, Happy womens day. To celebrate the occasion, today's recipe is Vanilla cupcakes with rose flavored butter cream frosting. Since I added rose flavor to the frosting, I tried to make rose design on top of the cupcakes. I got the inspiration for it from my friend Priya who recently posted Rose cake , which she made for her anniversary in her blog.

Recipe :Joy of Baking

What are the ingredients needed?

For the cupcakes
All purpose flour, 1 1/2 cup
Baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon
Salt, 1/4 teaspoon
Butter, 1/2 cup
Sugar, 2/3 cup
Eggs, 3 nos. 
Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
Milk, 1/4 cup

For the Rose Butter cream frosting
Powdered Sugar(Icing sugar)- 2 cups
Butter, 1/2 cup
Rose essence, 1 teaspoon
Milk, 2 table spoons
Pink color

How it is made?
  1. Pre heat the oven to 350 F
  2. Prepare the cupcake pan by lining with paper liners and keep them ready.
  3. Sift together all purpose flour, baking powder and salt and keep it aside.
  4. Using a beater, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Then add eggs one by one and continue beating. Then add vanilla extract and beat.
  5. Now to this mixture add the flour mixture, alternating with milk and mix  until they are well combined.
  6. Pour this batter into the prepared cupcake pan dividing equally in each cup and bake for 15-17 minutes until they are done.
  7. Let the cupcakes cool before frosting.
Butter cream frosting
  1. With hand mixer or electric mixer, cream butter until it is smooth and fluffy.
  2. Then add the rose essence and  continue to mix.
  3. Reduce the speed and little by little add powdered sugar and continue beating. Scrape the edges. 
  4. Then add milk and rose color and continue to beat at high speed till the frosting is light and fluffy.
  1. Before applying the frosting make sure that the cakes are completely cooled.
  2. I used Wilton 1M star tip to make the rose. Gently place the tip in the centre and make swirls around to form the rose pattern gently rotating the cupcake.
  3. You can make design as per your choice too.
  4. I added some sprinkles and colored sugar too.

  • Please make sure all the ingredients are in room temperature.
  • While baking please make sure the cake is not over baked. The timings in oven varies with each oven.
  • For making vanilla frosting instead of rose essence you can use vanilla extract and the color  can be of your choice.


  1. Stunning and breathtaking pictures sis, wat a beautiful cupcakes, prefect frosting and prefect for the women's day celebration..Happy W day to u too.

  2. wow such a cute cupcake Divs :) very pretty and elegant I really love your first click :) those colors are so lovely and girly... superb post and I am sure Thara loved it no doubt. Rose bug bit you too :P, hugs and thanks for the mention.

  3. awesome ! love the rose flavored frosting !can u tell me where can I find rose essence here in US?

    1. Hi Shree, Thanks! I got rose essence from nearby Indian store. You can try in Indian store near you.

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    3. OK thanks. I will try there :-)

  4. look awesome n fabulous cup cakes...... Beautiful clicks too!

  5. Beautiful cupcakes, so cute frosting and happy Womens day to u too dear...

  6. these are so pretty and you really do have such a great artistic eye as your photos are always styled so well and balanced. I wish I had that talent :)

  7. Beautiful cupcake Divya, Lovely frosting.

  8. Beautiful roses don't feel like eating them at all

  9. Great pics,beautiful cupcakes.

  10. Very cute n beautiful cupcakes, rose icing looks perfect...awesome pics Divya! loved your photography style...nice!

  11. very beautiful cupcakes divya :) look so pretty..

  12. Beautiful beautiful roses on the cupcakes.

  13. Awesome cupcakes and rose icing was very beautiful.

  14. very cute cupcakes with impressive clicks

  15. Stunning cupcakes Divya! i wish i could do this good work dear. Thanks for the virtual treat and happy women's day

  16. Wow cupcakes look gorgeous dear, luv the frosting.

  17. Bright and lovely clicks :) Looks so pretty!!! Must have tasted so good :)

  18. Gorgeous cup cake and lovely clicks dear...color looks so pretty :)perfect treat for Women's day...

  19. Looks superb, awesome pics.....a very happy womans day to you....

  20. beatiful decorations. do visit me too.

  21. Love the butter-cream roses. Perfectly they have come out. :)

  22. wow, it looks yummy.loved the frosting. Bookmarked !

  23. wow... wonderful looking cupcakes... bookmarked..

  24. lovely clicks, and the frosting is perfect!

  25. The cupcakes look gorgeous Divya..Perfectly frosted too....beautiful pictures

  26. Divya..you ve frosted the roses perfectly. I ve tried it and its not as easy as it looks..

  27. hai Divya,
    first time here. nice blog..the cucakes luks soo perfect. love the presentations..

  28. Looks fab and delicious cuppies, love the pink colour..

  29. Very beautiful, nicely decorated..

  30. Super cake dear, beautifully done!!!


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