Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Luscious Vanilla Cupcake Recipe paired with White Chocolate Buttercream

You can make this delicious cupcake yourself!

White Chocolate Buttercream??? YUM!!!

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Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup sugar

6 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature

2 large eggs

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup whole milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line your standard 12 cup muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside.

Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the sugar and butter together with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy; about 3 minutes.

With the mixer now on low, beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla. Alternate the flour mix (in 3 additions) with the milk (in 2 editions); beginning and ending with flour. Beat on low until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue beating on medium-high until no traces of flour remain.

Divide the batter evenly into the muffin cups, filling about three-fourths full. Bake until the tops are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean; about 18-20 minutes.

Let cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer the cupcakes to the wire rack and cool completely, about an hour.

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:

3 large egg whites at room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

Pinch of salt

1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature and cut into about 16 pieces

6 oz white chocolate, melted.

Combine the egg whites and sugar in a glass bowl. Set over a pan of simmering water and heat the mixture, whisking constantly until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture reaches a temperature of about 160 degrees F.

Remove the bowl from the saucepan and with an electric mixer on high speed; beat until fluffy and cooled to room temperature. This should take about 6 minutes, and the egg whites should hold stiff peaks.

Turn the mixer to low speed and add the salt and butter, a few pieces at a time. Beat well after each addition. Add the melted chocolate and beat until combined. Use right away.

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