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Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes


  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with baking cups.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set mixture aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar.  Beat until they are pale yellow and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time until incorporated.
  4. Add vanilla, flour mixture and milk. Beat until just combined.
  5. Fill baking cups 2/3 to 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool.

Servings: 16

TEST KITCHEN TIP:  For seasonal or special occasions, color batter with food coloring.  For fun, color batter for one cupcake yellow and the rest a different color. Give a prize to the person who gets the cup of gold!  (Be sure to bake cupcakes in foil-lined baking cups so batter color does not show through the paper.)

Nutritional Information: Serving size: 1/16 of a recipe (1.5 ounces).
• Calories 142.46 • Calories From Fat (42%) 60.26 • Total Fat 6.84g 11% • Saturated Fat 4g 20% • Cholesterol 50.43mg 17% • Sodium 148.16mg 6% • Potassium 33.36mg <1% • Total Carbohydrates 17.7g 6% • Fiber 0.32g 1% • Sugar 8.63g • Protein 2.57g 5%

Course: Kid Friendly, Desserts

Prep Time: 0-10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Recommended Products: Hand Mixers

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