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Easy & Delicious Vanilla Cupcakes with Frosting

Easy Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting
Easy Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting

Delicious Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

We love fast and easy recipes that have been proven to be tasty! 

These cupcakes fit the bill for a little sweet treat once in a while. 

Cupcake Ingredients:

               Dry
  • 1 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 & 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

               Wet

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup buttermilk

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 4oz Cream Cheese, room temp
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, straight from the fridge
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

               

Cupcake Cooking Instructions:

PREPARE THE OVEN & MUFFIN PAN :

  • Preheat to 350 F
  • Line the cupcake/muffin pan with liners
MIX DRY INGREDIENTS :
 
  • in a bowl, whisk: flour, baking powder, & salt
  • set aside
PREPARE WET INGREDIENTS :
 
  • in a bowl: add butter & sugar on med-high
  • beat till thick & fluffy, about 5 minutes 
  • add 1 egg at a time, beat well
  • add 1 tsp vanilla
  • scrape bowl sides and beat till combined
ADD DRY INGREDIENTS TO THE WET MIX :
 
  • reduce mixer speed add the flour & buttermilk (you can split these into 3rds or quarters and alternate adding them) 
  • scrape the bowl sides, beat till just combined and smooth
PLACE IN TINS :
 
  • divide batter evenly between cups, about 2/3 full
BAKE :
 
  • Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes 
  • begin checking at 20 minutes – a toothpick inserted into the center should out clean when done

COOLING RACK :

  • Allow them to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to the cooling rack. 
Easy Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting

Frosting Instructions:

WHIP HEAVY CREAM :
 
  • in a bowl, whip: cold heavy cream on high speed until thick & fluffy
BEAT CREAM CHEESE :
 
  • in a second bowl, beat: cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  • begin on a low speed to mix together
  • beat on high for approx. 2 minutes until creamy and whipped, beat in vanilla extract
FOLD INGREDIENTS TOGETHER :
 
  • fold whipped cream into the cream cheese until well mixed
ADD TO PIPING BAG :
 
  • if available pipe onto cooled cupcakes
Easy Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting
Easy Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting

Shopping List: Delicious Vanilla Cupcakes & Frosting

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • sugar
  • unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • buttermilk
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • heavy whipping cream