Anise/Licorice Cupcakes With Fluffy White Frosting

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

My Dad requested t cupcakes for his Birthday and want then to be licorice flavored with some bits of licorice on top. I did use real licorice root steeped in warm milk but for ease I'm posting this recipe using anise oil-extract. If you want to make it that way steep 1/4 ounce of the root in the warmed 1 cup milk, blend in a blender and let steep for 15 minutes don't forget to strain it.

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Directions

  1. Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt and sift on to wax paper, set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a mixing bowl till smooth and well blended. Stir in extract and milk add to butter mixture alternating with the flour mixture.
  3. In a clean blow beat egg whites till stiff but still moist. Fold in gently 1/3 of the white into the batter, continue to fold in the remainder of the whites.
  4. Pour into cupcake tins lined with paper cupcake holders. Pour 3/4 of the way. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile prepare Fluffy White Frosting: Combine all ingredients except vanilla and anise in the top of a double boiler over boiling water. Beat with electric mixer for about 7 minutes, or until mixture will stand in stiff peaks. Beat in vanilla and anise extract.
  6. Cool completely then frost with a white frosting and top with your choice of licorice candy.
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