Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Vanilla Cupcakes

I really enjoy blogging. It is like my recipe journal online. It is a great way for me to find a recipe we like. It is also a great way for my family to make a recipe I've made for them. The best part of blogging is to see how much my children have changed. My little girl is almost (I am stressing almost) taller than me. I know this time next year I may be the shortest person in the house. For my youngest daughter birthday party, I made her cupcakes. They were a big hit and were all gone before the party was over. I had made extra.
Vanilla Cupcakes
2 1/2 cups cake flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another large bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
  5. Add the eggs to the butter mixture and blend.
  6. In a small bowl, add the milk and vanilla. Whisk lightly.
  7. Alternating between the flour mixture and the milk mixture add to the butter mixture. Combine until incorporated.
  8. Fill the cupcake liners slightly over half full.
  9. Bake the cupcakes for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  10. Allow the cupcakes to cool before frosting.
Recipe by Jen of Sweet Morris.
*These cupcakes will not have a high dome top which makes it easier to frost. One year ago............................Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Cookies.
Happy Birthday Beautiful!
Did you already know...............
-The vanilla plant is an orchid.
-Vanilla is native to Mexico.
-Madagascar is the largest producer of vanilla.


  1. Those look like some tasty little treats! I very happy birthday to your daughter. :)