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White Cupcakes Recipe

 

White Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and lightly butter or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 3-5 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl sift the flour with the baking powder and salt.

With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture (in three additions) and milk (in two additions), beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 18 - 20 minutes or just until set and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. (Always check a few minutes before the stated baking time. Do not over bake or the cupcakes will be dry.) Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely. With a knife or offset spatula, spread frosting on each cupcake. Or if you want to pipe the frosting, I often use a large Wilton 1M (open or closed) star tip or a large plain decorating tip. Garnish with colored sprinkles. These cupcakes are best served the same day, but they can be covered and stored at room temperature for a few days.

Frosting: In the bowl of your electric stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and the sugar and beat on low speed until mixed in. Then beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy (about 3-5 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add a little milk if needed so the frosting is at spreading or piping consistency. If you like you can tint the frosting with food coloring.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

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White Cupcakes:

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups (180 grams) cake flour, sifted

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (120 ml) milk, at room temperature

Confectioners Frosting:

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups (230 grams) confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted

1-2 tablespoons milk or light cream