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Vanilla Cupcakes

Use this delicious recipe as a base for Peanut-Butter and Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes.

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  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen
Vanilla Cupcakes

Source: Everyday Food, March/April 2003

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners. Into a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Scrape bowl, and beat in vanilla extract.

  3. Add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with milk, beating after each addition until combined.

  4. Divide batter among lined muffin cups, filling each about three-quarters full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. Let cool completely before frosting.

Reviews (10)

  • Mosomo90 3 Dec, 2013

    Absolutely terrible! What a waist of time and a half a dozen eggs and 2 sticks of butter. These cupcakes are awful, be smart and follow the reviews so you don't make the same mistake i did in wasting an hour of my life on baking cupcakes that will go straight into the trash! Yuck!

  • Mosomo90 3 Dec, 2013

    Absolutely terrible! What a waist of time and a half a dozen eggs and 2 sticks of butter. These cupcakes are awful, be smart and follow the reviews so you don't make the same mistake i did in wasting an hour of my life on baking cupcakes that will go straight into the trash! Yuck!

  • Mosomo90 3 Dec, 2013

    Absolutely terrible! What a waist of time and a half a dozen eggs and 2 sticks of butter. These cupcakes are awful, be smart and follow the reviews so you don't make the same mistake i did in wasting an hour of my life on baking cupcakes that will go straight into the trash! Yuck!

  • denad420 26 Sep, 2013

    I wish that I had read the reviews prior to making these. They turned out to be the absolute cupcakes I have ever made. Even though the consistency was horrible, I thought maybe the frosting would help mask the bland flavor of them. I was wrong. They are just bad all around, and I want the 45 minutes I wasted making them back.

  • graymatter55 18 Apr, 2013

    Well I would imagine that anything that Martha would compile in terms of recipe's would be amazing. not so. The vanilla cupcake was more of a cornbread consistency tasty but too dense for a cupcake. Help I need a cupcake recipe that I could use with a handheld mixer.

  • mkm5577 29 Mar, 2012

    I was looking for a simple cupcake recipe to use up some leftover strawberry buttercream frosting. I had everything on hand so I thought I would give this recipe a try, I followed the directions exactly.

    They turned out just awful!

    These came out the consistency of cornbread and tasted even blander.

    Even my husband, who absolutely loves everything I make, said that they were 'not my best effort'.

    Avoid this recipe to save yourself a lot of frustration, it is not worth your time.

  • samanthacervantes 27 Jan, 2012

    great recipe!!!!

  • Purpletiger 17 Sep, 2008

    This is a good recipe very nice and sturdy cupcakes that tasted delicious with sprinkles strawberry icing. Will use again.

  • Purpletiger 17 Sep, 2008

    This is a good recipe very nice and sturdy cupcakes that tasted delicious with sprinkles strawberry icing. Will use again.

  • Purpletiger 17 Sep, 2008

    This is a good recipe very nice and sturdy cupcakes that tasted delicious with sprinkles strawberry icing. Will use again.

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