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My Favorite Vanilla Cupcakes

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This vanilla cupcake recipe is easy, soft, and moist! The perfect birthday cupcake topped with a tall swirl of frosting!


Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Recipe for Vanilla Buttercream


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment add the cake flour, all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and stir together using paddle attachment for 1 minute on low speed.
  3. With mixer still on low, drop in butter, a few cubes at a time, continuing until all butter is in and mixer resembles coarse sand.
  4. Add eggs one at a time on low speed until combined.
  5. With mixer still on low slowly pour in milk and vanilla. Turn the mixer to medium and beat for 2 minutes until batter is smooth, scraping sides of bowl as necessary, making sure batter is well combined.
  6. Fill liners 2/3 full (about 1/4 cup batter) and bake for 15-20 minutes until centers are set and toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Notes

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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