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Vanilla Cupcakes

This is one of my favourite baking recipes!  Anytime I’m asked to make a cake or cupcakes, this is the recipe I use for vanilla cakes.  I take them to potlucks, parties, make them for birthdays, and often just make them for me.

Cupcake ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup milk (+ optional 4 tbsp plain yogurt)
3 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla (or mint if you’d rather!)

1.  Grease the cake pans.  Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
2.  Mix flour, baking powder, and sugar together in a large bowl.
3.  Add melted butter and milk (and optional yogurt) to the flour mixture and stir.
4.  Break eggs into a small bowl, add vanilla, and  beat lightly.  Add to the rest of the batter.
5.  Pour the batter into a muffin tin, about 2/3 full.
6.  Bake for 20min (check to see if ready earlier).
7.  Test with a toothpick, if it comes out non-gooey, it’s done!

*This can also be used as a cake recipe, just pour the batter into 2 cake pans instead (and bake for 25-30min)!

Icing ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup table cream (or substitute a bit less milk)
1 tsp pure vanilla
3 cups icing sugar

1.  Melt the butter.
2.  Put melted butter, cream, and vanilla into a bowl and mix.
3.  Add in icing sugar a little at a time until the right consistency.

Original recipe from:  The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook


One response »

  1. attention world: I can attest that these are the best cupcakes in the whole wide world.


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