The most delicious and basic cupcake recipe you will ever make!
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of sprinkles (if desired)
- 1 1/2 sticks of butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups of confectioners’ sugar
(I had to make 24 cupcakes so I doubled up on the ingredients since the ingredients listed only called for 12 cupcakes.)
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Put 12 cupcake liners in a muffin pan or 12 double-layer cupcake liners on a baking sheet.
Beat together the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in the eggs, sift in the flour and baking powder and fold in with the milk.
Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
To make the frosting, put the butter and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat until pale and soft. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, beating well after each addition.
Spoon the frosting into a large pastry bag or squeeze bottle with a design tip if you have any, or simply frost the cupcakes the old fashioned way.
(I added in a few drops of food coloring to change the frosting into a rose pink color, and used a squeeze bottle to decorate the cupcakes.)
Here was my final product:
Let me know how your cupcakes turn out!