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Simple Vanilla Cake

When you need a Simple Vanilla Cake, there is no need to reach for a mix. This classic recipe will give you a perfect cake every time!

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To begin, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees.

Now I was making this recipe to take to a potluck party…and what better portable dessert can you make, than cupcakes? So…I lined 2 standard muffin pans with liners.

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In a bowl, combine 3 cups of Cake Flour, a tablespoon of Baking Powder…

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and a half teaspoon of Salt (the recipe calls for Kosher..I used sea salt)

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Give it a stir and set it aside.

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In your mixing bowl, combine 2 sticks (1 cup) room temperature butter, and 2 1/4 cup Sugar

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Beat it until nice and fluffy, about 3 minutes – and be sure to scrape the bowl to ensure everything mixes in.

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To this, mix in 5 room temperature eggs, one at a time.

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Then mix in 2 teaspoons of Vanilla

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Add in half of the flour mixture, and mix it in.

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Next, add in 1 cup of whole milk

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Then mix in the remaining flour mixture, until it is almost all the way mixed.

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Stir it by hand to finish it up, so you don’t over-mix the batter.

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Next, I scooped the batter into my tins.

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When I did this, it actually made 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes, so I pulled out my old muffin tin from my grandmother, and put it to good use.

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Bake for 22-24 minutes, or until they test done with the “toothpick test.” After letting them cool a bit in the pan, I carefully removed them to a cooling rack, where I let them cool completely.

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I piled on some of my Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting.

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Then I placed these bad boys in my carriers.

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And headed out to the party!

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Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes

Classic vanilla cupcakes that turn out every time. Top these any way you like!

Ingredients

  • 3 c cake flour
  • 1 Tb baking powder
  • 1 /2 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks (1 c) butter, room temperature
  • 2¼ c sugar
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c whole milk

Instructions

  1. To begin, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 2 standard muffin pans with liners.
  3. In a bowl, combine cake flour, baking powder & salt..
  4. Give it a stir and set it aside. In your mixing bowl, butter, and sugar. Beat it until nice and fluffy, about 3 minutes – and be sure to scrape the bowl to ensure everything mixes in.
  5. Mix in the eggs, one at a time. Then mix in the vanilla.
  6. Add in half of the flour mixture, and mix it in.
  7. Add in the whole milk Then mix in the remaining flour mixture, until it is almost all the way mixed.
  8. Stir it by hand to finish it up, so you don’t over-mix the batter.
  9. Scoop the batter into the tins. (When I made these, it actually made 2½ dozen cupcakes)
  10. Bake for 22-24 minutes, or until they test done with the "toothpick test."
  11. Let them cool a bit in the pan, and carefully removed them to a cooling rack, where they can them cool completely.
  12. Frost or top as desired!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 48mg Sodium: 268mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 16g Protein: 2g
This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

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