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Vanilla Cupcakes 2

The Whimsical Bakehouse, by Kaye Hansen and Liv Hansen, c. 2002, page 77
12 - 14 cupcakes
Prep info
20 min prep + 20 min bake
Prep time
Not set
Cook time
40 minutes
Time required
40 minutes
Oven preheat
Desserts - Misc


  • 234 g Flour (Plain) (or preferably cake flour (1 & 3/4 cups plus 2 T))
  • 3/4 t Salt (Table)
  • 1 c Sugar (Granulated)
  • 131 mL milk (warmed to 110F)
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 4 oz butter (unsalted) (very soft)
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 T baking powder


Preheat the oven to 350F.  Grease the top of a 12-cup cupcake pan and line it with cupcake liners.  Have all ingredients at room temperature (except the milk, that needs to be heated).

Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.  Add the sugar and mix to combine.  Add the milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla; beat at low speed of an electric mixer (either hand held or stand) with the whisk attachment for 1 minute.  Scrape down the bowl.  Raise the speed to medium-low and beat for 1.5 minutes.

Add the baking powder; mix at low speed for 30 seconds.

Fill each liner 3/4 full.  Bake 18-20 minutes, or until golden.  The tops should spring back when lightly pressed.


SJ Note 13 April 2010: These are very good!  Light, fluffy, moist - a winner.