Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

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"This was a great recipe that didnt fall like every ohter one I had tried! It needs a tad more sugar for my taste but overall fantastic! I made royal icing for this one and sprinkled coconut on a few but used this for the base."

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0.75 cup butter; room temperature
0.25 cup Crisco shortening; room temperature
2 cups sugar; ground in the processor until fine (measure before processing)
4 large Eggs
2.5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
0.125 teaspoon almond extract or lemon extract
0.25 teaspoon salt
2.75 cups cake flour or all-purpose flour; (or combined together)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup half-and-half cream or full-fat milk; warm

Original recipe makes 24



1. Set oven to 375 degrees (will reduce oven temperature just before baking cupcakes).

2. Line 24 muffin pans with paper cupcake liners.

3. In an electric mixer, cream butter and shortening until fluffy.

4. Add in the eggs (one at a time) and the extracts and beat about 3-4 minutes on high speed (the mixture will seem to be a bit lumpy but will even out when you add in the sugar)

5. Add in the sugar; beat well (another 3 minutes) until sugar is COMPLETELY combined.

6. In a bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder.

7. Blend into the creamed ingredients, along with the warm milk until smooth (about 3 minutes).

8. Fill the prepared pans about two-thirds full

.9. IMMEDIATELY, reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.

10. Place the cupcakes in oven, and bake for about 20-24 minutes, or until the cupcakes test done.

Makes 24 cupcakes.


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These made for a great vanilla chocolate combo!

Valentine's minis :)

Baby shower minis :)

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Loved the flavor and texture! So tender and moist, just delicious!
DDbaker13 11 month ago

Stephy292714 1 year ago

irishdoll 2 years ago

Cannot keep these amazing cupcakes in the house. I never get to frost them. With 2 teenage boys, they're out the door before I turn around. Thank you 'Cupcake Chef!'
Debburt 2 years ago

The BEST vanilla cake recipe I have tried so far. A little time consuming but worth it! This one is going in my favorites recipes.
Crissa26 2 years ago

Delicious cupcakes and beautiful batter but don't be fooled by vanilla cupcake title. More of an angel food cake.
Nlacount 2 years ago

My go to recipe for vanilla cupcakes! So yummy!! EVERYBODY LOVES THEM!!
KristyLloyd 2 years ago

These came out great and had a nice taste and texture. My go to for vanilla cake now!
angrose 3 years ago

Great tasting very moist. Used my own icing and put sugar sprinkles in the batter for the kids
jnoodle 3 years ago

What frosting is in the picture it looks like lavender? I'm about to bake these now!
Kitchiii 3 years ago

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