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The Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes

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My base recipe for cupcakes, moist, tender, very vanilla cupcakes, with the perfect crumb!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CUPCAKES:
  • 1 stick Butter Or Margarine, At Room Temperature
  • 1 cup Superfine Sugar
  • 2  Large Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ cups Milk
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 2-½ cups Powdered Sugar, Sifted
  • 2 sticks Unsalted Butter, At Room Temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF and line a 12-hole cupcake tin.

Place the butter and sugar into a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes on medium-high speed. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, scraping sides as necessary and mix until well combined, smooth and light, around 1 minute on medium-high speed.

Add in the flour, baking powder and milk and mix until well incorporated and smooth.

Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full. For me this is a heaping 2-tablespoon cookie scoop’s worth. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes (mine took 22) until risen, golden and an inserted skewer into the centre comes out clean.

Remove from the tin as soon as possible and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once cooled, it’s time to make the frosting! Place the icing sugar and butter into a large bowl and beat until light and really fluffy, 2-3 minutes on high speed. Add in the vanilla and beat until incorporated, then add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time, if required. I only needed 1 tablespoon of milk.

Either spoon the frosting onto the cupcakes, or half fill a piping bag and pipe a swirl on each. Finish off with some sprinkles if you want.

Cupcakes will keep in an airtight container, in the fridge, for 4 days.

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