This is my go to recipe for delicious vanilla cupcakes, I have tried lots of recipes and this one beat them all. The cupcakes smell delicious, they taste scrumptious!
1 3/4 cups of cake flour
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups Sugar
1 TB Baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) softened
4 large eggs
1 cup of 2% milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 325. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix on low speed until combined. Add butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla. With mixer on medium speed, add wet ingredients in 3 parts, scraping down sides of bowl before each addition; beat until ingredients are incorporated do not over beat.
3. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about 2/3 full. Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
4. Once the cupcakes have cooled, frost with this frosting:
Vanilla butter cream
1 cup of unsalted butter (2 sticks) Softened
6-8 cups of confectioners sugar
1/2 cup of milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter until creamy (2-3 minutes)
add 6 cups of confectioners, milk and vanilla and beat on low until light and fluffy.
If necessary add remaining 2 cups of the confectioners sugar until you reach the desired consistency.