Easy Going Vanilla Cupcakes
What I like about this recipe is that its so simple and easy and can be used as a foundation for all of your cupcake designs, weather that be the sweetheart design or the red velvet cupcakes or the banana chocolate chip recipe. I have included it here and would love to know your feedback.
They can be made in under 30 minutes as a simple cupcake but adding additional garnish and frosting may take a little longer. I prefer to use real fruit in my cupcakes along with some essential oils to boost there healthy affect and so that I don’t feel so guilty by indulging in a few.
Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart
Makes about 30 cupcakes
- 1 3/4 cups cake flour, not self-rising
- 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Basic Vanilla Buttercream
- Colored Sprinkles, for decorating, optional
- Alternate frosting: Billy’s Chocolate Buttercream
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix on low speed until combined. Add butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
- In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla. With mixer on medium speed, add wet ingredients in 3 parts, scraping down sides of bowl before each addition; beat until ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat.
- Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about 2/3 full. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat process with remaining batter. Once cupcakes have cooled, use a small offset spatula to frost tops of each cupcake. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Serve at room temperature.
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