When I think of childhood birthday cakes and cupcakes, I think of vanilla, chocolate, and that classic marble! These cupcakes are just that- a classic batter base with swirls of chocolate and vanilla!
These cupcakes have that perfect swirl but what's a cupcake without frosting? These cupcakes don't just have a marble batter base but also have a marble buttercream frosting on top. Fluffy and moist, these cupcakes have it all and as if that wasn't enough...these cupcakes are also jumbo meaning the recipe makes only 8 but you can eat one without finishing it in only 3 bites.
Basically these cupcakes have your classic cupcake batter ingredients. Let's quickly review.
Again, you got your classic ingredients here. Note the fact that in this recipe we are just using egg whites and not the yolks. This helps to keep the batter color nice and light for the vanilla part of the marble swirl! Also we will be using canola oil in this recipe and not crisco. Personally, I much prefer canola oil and it helps to make the perfect consistency for these cupcakes.
While your cupcakes are baking, it is the perfect opportunity to make your buttercream frosting! This frosting only has 4 ingredients, plus one more for the chocolate!
Personally, to me when frosting a cake or cupcakes, a classic buttercream frosting is one that I don't mess around with too much. It's simple but it does the trick and adds just enough sweetness to your frosting. To make this frosting truly swirl, you'll want to add the chocolate and vanilla frostings to two different frosting bags and then place bags in one, ensuring that both frostings come out separately but at the same time as each other, creating the perfect swirl!
Once your frosting is piped on top, you can add some sprinkles if you like and then you're ready to dive in. May I suggest first cutting your jumbo cupcake in half, as then you get to see the full marble swirl effect in action, not to mention it makes them slightly easier to eat! Whip-up on a weeknight at home or make for friends and family on the weekends.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
These Marble Swirl Cupcakes have the best of both worlds with swirls of chocolate and vanilla, and are topped with a classic chocolate vanilla buttercream.
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