Cupcakes for Mike

Cupcakes for Mike

My nephew likes cupcakes we made these (he helped me), to take to preschool

3 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 3/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup salted butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoonsa vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups milk

1/2 cup chocolate chips
1- Preheat oven to 350°F. or 180 °C. put the cupcakes liners into the cupcake pan.
2- Sift together flour and baking powder ; set aside.
3- Cream sugar, and butter together until light.
4- Add eggs one at a time then add vanilla to creamed mixture and beat 1 minute.
5- Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition Continue beating one minute.
6- Pour into prepared cupcake pan.
7- Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
8- Cool 10 minutes on rack; remove and cool completely before decorating.

For the Icing:
1 1/2 cups icing sugar.
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice.
1/2 teaspoon orange essence.
Combine all ingredients and spread over the cupcakes

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