Friday, November 29, 2013

Vanilla Cupcakes

I paired this vanilla cupcake recipe with my chocolate buttercream for a birthday party this weekend.

yield: 28 cupcakes

2 sticks butter, room temperature
2C sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
2 tbs vanilla extract
3C all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1C milk, room temperature

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners (or grease if you're not going to use cupcake liners).
  3. In a large bowl (or stand mixer), cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in eggs and vanilla extract on medium speed, mixing for 1 minute until well combined.
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  6. Add in the flour and baking powder on medium speed, mixing until well combined.
  7. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  8. On medium speed, slowly add milk and mix for 1 minute until well combined.
  9. Fill the cupcake liners about ⅔ full. 
  10. Bake for 22-25 minutes, until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Remove from muffin tin and cool completely.
  12. Pipe or spread frosting of choice onto cooled cupcakes.
  13. Enjoy!

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