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Vanilla Cupcakes

Ingredients


Vanilla Cupcakes:
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup (130 grams) granulated white sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Zest of 1 large lemon (outer yellow skin)
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (60 ml) milk

ButtercreamFrosting:
2 cups (230 grams) confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla  extract
2tablespoons milkor light cream
Assorted food colors(if desired)




Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest. 
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until nicely browned and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost with icing. If you want flat topped cupcakes then slice off the dome of each cupcake, with a sharp knife, before frosting. If you want to pipe the frosting, I like to use a large Wilton 1M star decorating tip.
For the Frosting:In an electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter until smooth and well blended. Add the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar.Scrape downthe sides of the bowl. Add the milk and beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Add a little more milk or sugar, if needed. Tint the frosting with desired food color (I use the paste food coloring that is available at cake decorating stores and party stores).


46 comments:

  1. omg vanilla my fav...will try it asap ^_^

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  2. damn, vanilla IS THE BEST. thanks.

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  3. im not a real muffinfan but they look real delicious

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  4. well now I have to go eat something lol

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  5. hmmm... it has sprinkles! really looks yummy!

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  6. Dammit now I'm hungry. I love just a simple cupcake like this. Awesome

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  7. Hmm, wonder if i should make cupcakes or brownies tonight.

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  8. Amazing, Thanks for the recipe. Look forward to more, following.

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  9. Thanks for the insightful comments on my last blog post!

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  10. nice.. i'll make on my cake now
    hehe

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  11. these won one girl's heart! Thank you!

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  12. I like the way you designed your blog :)

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  13. I always get the munchies when i come to this site

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  14. Just made these, and I have to say these were really delicious.

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  15. I subscribe the hell out of cooking/food blogs. i love this shit.

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  16. I appreciate you visiting my blog and providing input on my most recent post.

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  17. Snack time? :D I WANT WANT WANT!! Heh nice blog... now following!

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  18. MMMMmmm I can't wait to make it and try
    nice blog
    following~

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  19. thx 4 checking me out :)!
    supporting

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  20. MUST NOT BAKE! IM OVERWEIGHT ALREADY!!!

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  21. wooow, now im really hungry... brb kitchen :D

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  22. those look amazing!

    your blog is fantastic!!!

    following!

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  23. Damnit! Now I have to wipe down my screen. I just licked it... 8D

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  24. Looks fucking delicious. nom nom

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  25. I might make these for Oktoberfest party!
    Mesty =)

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