my-favorite-vanilla-cupcakesDESSERT OF THE DAY

Everyone says their vanilla cupcake recipe is the best.  Well, they haven’t tried mine yet!

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup salted butter
1 cup whole milk
2 eggs (separated)
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp good quality vanilla extract OR 1 tbsp vanilla emulsion oil
Vanilla buttercream icing or Chocolate frosting

Notes:
– This recipe yields about 16 cupcakes (I know that’s a weird number but it’s just the way it is)
– I use salted butter, which cuts the sweetness of the cupcakes but you can use unsalted butter.

DIRECTIONS

Step 1:
Add flour and baking powder in a deep mixing bowl and whisk everything together.
Keep this aside.

Step 2:
Separate the eggs and add egg whites in another mixing bowl.
Beat them until peaks form and the mixture becomes white and fluffy.
Keep this aside.

Step 3:
In another mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for about 5-8 minutes.
The color of the mixture will change and become pale and creamy.

Step 4:
Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract and mix again.

Step 5:
Add the dry flour mixture and milk alternately until everything is just combined.
You may have some lumps. Don’t worry. Just don’t over-mix!

Step 6:
Fold the egg whites into the batter very gently.
This batter will be very thick.
Don’t try to thin it out by adding extra milk.

Step 7:
Pour this batter into cupcake liners.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step 8:
Allow the cupcakes to cool down.
Then, frost them in buttercream icing or chocolate frosting.
I used the star tip to create this pretty design on the top of each cupcake.

And you are done!

 

Thanks to http://cakewhiz.com/my-favorite-vanilla-cupcakes/