Vanilla-Frosted Cupcakes

The most delicious and basic cupcake recipe you will ever make!

Ingredients:

  • 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)

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Frosting Ingredients:

  • 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.)

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Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Put 12 cupcake liners in a muffin pan or 12 double-layer cupcake liners on a baking sheet.

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Beat together the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.

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Gradually beat in the eggs, sift in the flour and baking powder and fold in with the milk.

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Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

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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.

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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:

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Let me know how your cupcakes turn out!

Enjoy!

Xoxo,

-R. Vargas

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