Vanilla Cupcakes

Kids will love helping make these for parties. Try serving them with jam as a sweet-cake dessert, or crumbled over canned peach slices as a way to incorporate fruit into a kid's dessert.

Vanilla Cupcakes

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    2 softened sticks unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 cups sugar 1 cup milk
    4 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 1/2 cups self-rising flour


    Prep: 45 min Total:
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    • 1

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    • 2

      In a large bowl, cream the butter on medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth.

    • 3

      Add the sugar gradually, and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.

    • 4

      Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

    • 5

      Combine the flours, and add in four parts, alternating with the milk and the vanilla, beating well after each addition.

    • 6

      Scoop the batter into two 12-cup muffin tins lined with cupcake papers.

    • 7

      Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean.

    • 8

      Allow to cool thoroughly before icing.

    • 9

      Makes 24 cupcakes.


    Frost with Traditional Vanilla Buttercream.

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