VERY VANILLA CUPCAKES
I love cupcakes. I mean, who doesn’t love cupcakes. I found this simple recipe for Very Vanilla. Very good with an afternoon tea.
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-1/3 cups cake flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup whole milk
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Paste food coloring, optional
Colored sprinkles and nonpareils
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Yield: 2 dozen