December 16, 2017

New Orleans Wedding Cake Cupcakes {scratch}

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I shared how I make New Orleans Wedding Cake Cupcakes using a box mix that is doctored up. It’s a quick way to make delicious cupcakes, but when I have the time I like to take them up a notch and make them from scratch. The distinct NOLA wedding cake flavor really comes through. Enjoy!

New Orleans Wedding Cake Cupcakes {scratch}
A delicious, light & fluffy cupcake recipe with the distinct flavor of New Orleans Wedding Cake!
  • 2¾ cups cake flour (I use King Arthur)
  • 1⅔ cups sugar; superfine sugar is best
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs whites plus 1 whole large egg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon almond extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F & place your cupcake liners in your cupcake pans. (Makes 20-24 cupcakes).
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt (dry ingredients) on slow speed to blend. Add the soft butter and mix until evenly crumbly, like fine damp sand. (It may form a paste, depending on the temperature of the butter, how much it's mixed, and granulation of the sugar used.)
  3. Add the egg whites one at a time, then the whole egg, beating well after each addition to begin building the structure of the cake. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl after each addition.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the milk with the vanilla and almond extracts. Add this mixture, ⅓ at a time, to the batter. Beat 1 to 2 minutes after each addition, until fluffy. Be sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tins. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes. A toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center will come out clean when done.
Cake Baking Times: Two 8" or 9" round layers - bake for 25 - 35 minutes at 350 degrees One 9"x 13" x 2" sheet cake - bake for 36 - 42 minutes at 350 degrees


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 Recipe adapted from King Arthur Unbleached Cake Flour

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  1. Sabrina says:

    Hi do I have to use the whole egg? Would like to do an all white cake. Thanks!

  2. Anithra Hebard says:

    I just had to post and let everyone know how truly remarkable these cupcakes are! I have made them several times and they are always a hit. We were relocated to Georgia after hurricane katrina so anything we want in regards to food that has the authentic new orleans flavor we have to make. Everyone loves these cupcakes!!!! I have had they taste like the Gambino wedding cakes or the Mckenzies petifours!! A few of my friends became teary eyed when they tasted them becaue they reminded them so much of home. I just wanted to thank you so much for sharing this recipe. The only thing is now I have to make all the birthday cakes because no one wants the store bought ones anymore!

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