Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes

Recipe Time! Vanilla Cupcakes (adapted from Joy The Baker) and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (thanks mom!)

For The Cupcakes:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar 
  • 4 large eggs 
  • 1 cup skim milk 
  • 1 ½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder 
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Quickie Instructions:

  • Preheat to 350 degrees, baking time 25 minutes, yields 24 delicious munchies.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt in a bowl
  • Mix vanilla and milk in another bowl
  • Cream butter and sugar together, gradually add eggs – switch off adding a little milk mixture and a little flour mixture.

If you want to tint yours a color like I did, I think I put roughly ½-1 tbsp of food coloring in there. I was afraid that it would change the consistency (the batter was very liquid-y) but it didn’t, and they still taste good. (: 

For the Frosting:

  • 1 16oz box confectioners sugar (4 cups)
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 2-3 tbsp milk 
  • ½ tsp vanilla 

As always, I’ll tell you that if you’re not careful with the milk, your frosting will be runny. ): And hand mixers/stand mixers are your best friends in making this.

Enjoy!! And Happy Belated St. Patricks Day.

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