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Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Serves 20

4.79 from 19 votes
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert, American
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar caster - superfine
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract vanilla bean paste

Frosting

  • 2 batches vanilla flavoured American buttercream frosting Swiss meringue buttercream frosting


Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat a fan-forced oven to 140°C (275°F) or a conventional oven to 160°C (320°F). Line two cupcake tins with white cupcake liners.
  • Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large mixing bowl and mix with a hand mixer until well combined.
  • Next, add the softened butter and mix on low speed until the mixture reaches a crumbly, sand-like texture.
  • Add the eggs, milk, oil, yoghurt and vanilla, and mix on low speed until all the dry ingredients are incorporated. Scrape down the side of the bowl and mix for a final 20 seconds. It’s at this point that you can add any flavourings or food-gel colourings to the batter.
  • Fill each liner three-quarters of the way. Using an ice-cream scoop to transfer the batter to the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process, and ensures each liner contains exactly the same amount of batter and that the cupcakes will bake evenly. Bake for 40–50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  • These cupcakes are perfectly paired with my vanilla or chocolate flavoured buttercream frosting. Fit the end of a piping bag with whichever piping tip you like and frost a swirl on top. Sprinkle with sprinkles!

Notes

Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 20g
Calories : 229kcal
Carbonhydrates: 30g
Protein: 3g
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 0.1g
Trans Fat : 0.1g
Cholesterol: 14mg
Sodium: 141mg
Potassium : 48mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 14g
Vitamin A: 171IU
Vitamin C: 0.1mg
Calcium: 68mg
Iron: 1mg
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