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Vanilla Cupcakes

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Vanilla Cupcakes made from scratch should be a staple recipe in every bakers’ arsenal. This recipe makes a small batch perfect to satisfy a craving.

Vanilla Cupcakes made from scratch should be a staple recipe in every bakers' arsenal. This recipe makes a small batch perfect to satisfy a craving. | www.persnicketyplates.com

VANILLA CUPCAKES

Vanilla Cupcakes made from scratch should be a staple recipe in every bakers' arsenal. This recipe makes a small batch perfect to satisfy a craving. | www.persnicketyplates.com

I first found this recipe for Vanilla Cupcakes in USA Weekend then made a couple adjustments. I love that it only makes 12-18 cupcakes (depending on how full you fill the wells) so you don’t have dozens of cupcakes in your house.

Vanilla Cupcakes made from scratch should be a staple recipe in every bakers' arsenal. This recipe makes a small batch perfect to satisfy a craving. | www.persnicketyplates.com

This recipe calls for self rising flour, which I often don’t keep stocked in my pantry. If you don’t either, you can use this hack –  whisk 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt into 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour. Boom – self rising flour.

I took a shortcut and used store bought frosting (hey, the cupcakes are from scratch so it’s totally allowed), but if you want to make buttercream, I recommend this one or this one.

Vanilla Cupcakes made from scratch should be a staple recipe in every bakers' arsenal. This recipe makes a small batch perfect to satisfy a craving. | www.persnicketyplates.com

Things you may need…
Cupcake pan (I just got this one & love it)
Medium Cookie Scoop (makes portioning out batter so easy)
Pretty cupcake wrappers
Large frosting tips

Vanilla Cupcakes made from scratch should be a staple recipe in every bakers' arsenal. This recipe makes a small batch perfect to satisfy a craving. | www.persnicketyplates.com

Vanilla Cupcakes made from scratch should be a staple recipe in every bakers' arsenal. This recipe makes a small batch perfect to satisfy a craving. | www.persnicketyplates.com

Vanilla Cupcakes

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 sticks 12 Tbs butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup self rising flour*
  • 1 Tb warm water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin/cupcake pan with cupcake wrappers. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add the butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the warm water and vanilla extract and mix until just combined.
  • Starting and ending with an egg, alternate adding eggs and flour, beating until each is thoroughly incorporated.
  • Evenly divide batter into your prepared cupcake pan. It should make 12-18 cupcakes.
  • Bake until fully cooked and golden, 15-17 minutes.
  • Let cool then frost.

Notes

*If you only have all purpose flour, like I did, you can whisk 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt into 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour.

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Photos updated February 13, 2017

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