Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

20 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 90% would make again

Ready in 1 hour ; part of Bake Sale Treats collection

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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 were delicious! Batter made more than I expected and I overflowed the cups but the taste was amazing. If you are making this really pay attention to the amount you put in each cup.
tunmilung 7m ago

I love to bake and cook. This recipe gets a 5 ?? hydro was out 8 hours before I could cook batter. Still turned out PERFECT! Thank you
Kizzyq 7m ago

Loved the flavor and texture! So tender and moist, just delicious!
DDbaker13 2y ago

Stephy292714 2y 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 3y 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 3y ago

Delicious cupcakes and beautiful batter but don't be fooled by vanilla cupcake title. More of an angel food cake.
Nlacount 3y ago

My go to recipe for vanilla cupcakes! So yummy!! EVERYBODY LOVES THEM!!
KristyLloyd 4y ago

These came out great and had a nice taste and texture. My go to for vanilla cake now!
angrose 4y ago

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