Very Vanilla Cupcakes

Crystal W.


This is the very first cupcake i ever made.. and it is one of the best.. hope you enjoy this, as much as my family does. From my heart to your home!

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1 3/4 c
cake flour(not self-rising)
1 1/4 c
unbleached all-purpose flour
2 c
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 c
salted butter, cut into cubes
4 large
1 c
heavy cream or half and half
3-4 tsp
pure vanilla extract
vanilla bean
1 c
salted butter, room temp
8 c
powdered sugar
1/2 c
cream or half and half
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Very Vanilla Cupcake:

Preheat oven to 325*. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. Combine in a bowl both flours, sugar and baking powder. Mix on low until combined..approx 3 minutes. Add in softened cubed butter, mixing til just coated with flour.
Add eggs one at a time until combined. Slowly add cream,vanilla, and the inside of the vanilla bean( cut lenghtwise and run your knife along the inside to extract the yummy vanilla) to the batter, until completely combined.. scraping down sides of bowl as you mix.

Scoop batter into baking cups about 2/3 full. Bake for approx. 17-20 minutes.. or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Very Vanilla Frosting:

Cream the 2 sticks of salted, softened butter and 4 cups of powdered sugar,cream, and vanilla. Beat with paddle attachment until smooth.. gradually add rest of powdered sugar to reach the consistency you prefer.

From my heart to your home.. Enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts