Perfect Vanilla Cupcake Recipe (VIDEO)



Perfect Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

This is the only vanilla cupcake recipe you need! They are perfectly soft, rise evenly and go well with just about any cupcake frosting. The best cupcakes!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4
    cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4
    tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2
    tsp
    salt
  • 1/2
    cup
    unsalted butter
    softened
  • 3/4
    cup
    sugar
  • 2
    large eggs
    room temperature
  • 2
    tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2
    cup
    buttermilk
    or plain kefir, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cupcake/muffin pan with cupcake liners.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 1/4 cups flour, 1 1/4 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt. Set flour mix aside.

  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed 5 minutes until thick and fluffy, scraping down the bowl as needed.

  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition then scrape down the bowl. Add 2 tsp vanilla and beat to combine.

  5. Reduce mixer speed to medium and add the flour mixture in thirds alternating with the buttermilk, mixing to incorporate with each addition. Scrape down the bowl as needed and beat until just combined and smooth. Divide the batter evenly into a 12-count lined muffin or cupcake pan, filling 2/3 full.

  6. Bake for 20-23 minutes at 350 °F, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool to room temperature before frosting.

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