Hey there, CakeRushers! Are you in need of a delightful dessert that's ready in a jiffy? Look no further! Our Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes are here to save the day. These scrumptious treats are a breeze to whip up, making them perfect for busy bakers and last-minute celebrations. So, let's dive right in and get baking!
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 18-20 minutes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Allergens: Contains dairy (butter), eggs, and gluten (wheat flour).
Diet: Not suitable for vegan or gluten-free diets.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole milk, room temperature
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons whole milk
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. This recipe makes approximately 12 cupcakes.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Sifting the dry ingredients will ensure a smooth and lump-free batter.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. This should take about 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer.
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Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then, add in the pure vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
Gradually add the dry ingredients and the milk in three parts, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
Using a cookie scoop or spoon, divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about two-thirds full.
Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the vanilla buttercream frosting. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk, and beat until light and fluffy.
Once the cupcakes are completely cool, pipe or spread the buttercream frosting onto the cupcakes. Get creative with your decorations - sprinkles, edible flowers, or a dusting of powdered sugar all work wonderfully!
Tips You Might Need
To ensure light and fluffy cupcakes, make sure all your ingredients (like butter, eggs, and milk) are at room temperature. This allows for better emulsification and a smoother batter, resulting in tender, well-risen cupcakes. So, plan ahead and let your ingredients sit out for about 30 minutes before you start baking!
Now comes the best part - indulge in these fluffy vanilla cupcakes! They're perfect for any occasion, whether it's a birthday, a potluck, or just a well-deserved treat.
There you have it, CakeRushers! A quick and easy recipe for fluffy vanilla cupcakes that are sure to bring smiles to faces. Keep this recipe in your back pocket for those moments when you need a little dash of sweetness in your life. Happy baking and even happier eating!
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