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Baseball Cupcakes
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 8 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 T. water, 3 T. oil, 2 tsp. baking powder, mixed together
  • Red decorating gel or licorice lace (be sure to read label)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with paper liners. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add shortening, rice milk, and vanilla extract. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat 1 minute. Add water, oil, and baking powder mixture; beat until well mixed. Spoon batter into cupcake liners until half to two-thirds full. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with White Frosting recipe, then use red decorating gel or licorice lace to make baseball stitching.
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 6 T. shortening
  • 3 tsp. water
  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract

In large bowl, with electric mixer on low speed, cream confectioners sugar and margarine, adjusting speed to high
once confectioners sugar is incorporated into margarine. Beat until creamy. Add water and vanilla extract and continue to beat on high speed until frosting reaches desired consistency.