Vanilla Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream
Vanilla Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream For the vanilla cupcakes ( adapted from All Recipes ) 2 sticks or ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup white sugar ½ cup milk 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 and ½ cup all purpose flour 1 and ¾ tsp baking powder For the Vanilla Buttercream 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 2 cups powdered/icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp heavy cream 1 tbsp milk
Recipe type: dessert
  1. Cupcakes:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners. Using a hand or stand mixer, Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and mix until incorporated, one at a time. Add in the vanilla extract.
  3. Combine flour and baking powder and add half of the mixture to the bowl and mix until incorporated. Add in the milk and continue mixing. Add the remainder of the flour and mix the batter until smooth.
  4. Spoon batter into the cupcake liners until liner are ¾ full. Bake for 20-22 minutes at 350 F. Cupcakes are done when they spring back when touched, and a toothpick inserted into the centers come out clean. Cool on wire racks.
  5. Whipped Vanilla Buttercream:
  6. Using a hand or stand mixer, Beat the butter until light and fluffy. This should take about a minute.Add in the powdered sugar and beat until incorporated. Add in the vanilla extract and continue beating. Add in cream and milk and beat the frosting until smooth, about 3-4 minutes. You can adjust the amount of cream depending on the consistency you want. Add a few more tbsp if you want the frosting to be softer.
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