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Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes

Recipe photo courtesy of Bryan Gardner

The most popular flavor at the celebrated NYC bakery for a reason! With a moist, tender crumb and rich buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are a true classic. This recipe comes from "More from Magnolia: Recipes from the World-Famous Bakery and Allysa Torey's Home Kitchen."

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 1150
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  • mgelardi5758625
    30 OCT, 2017
    NO frosting directions included ! ????
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  • jhtran7gmailc
    23 JAN, 2017
    Like others who have tried this recipe I agree that the recipe is TOO SWEET. I only used 2 cups of sugar and I think it is perfect. I usually don't like my frosting overly sweet. If you are trying the recipe I suggest adding the sugar slowly and tasting along the way. That way you can achieve the perfect sweetness for you. This is my favorite recipe for buttercream!
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  • baking1234
    6 NOV, 2014
    Very very good. Almost a comparison to Magnolia Bakery but not quite
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  • Susan Nelson
    19 APR, 2014
    Just made these for Easter dessert. Had to sample one, and they are delicious! Will definitely keep this recipe to make again!
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  • KeiraAnne
    14 JUN, 2012
    I made these cupcakes for the first time last night and they are truly the most epic vanilla cupcakes I have ever baked (and I've been baking for 20+ years). The instructions are perfect but, as WestVillager pointed out, make sure you cream the butter and sugar thoroughly. The cupcakes are light, sweet and have a wonderful crumble to them. The frosting is delightful and pipes amazingly. Makes about 22 cupcakes with enough frosting for 24 cupcakes. I'll be making this one again (and again).
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  • WestVillager
    2 NOV, 2011
    My god, these are good cupcakes. I think there's a missing instruction about letting the butter and first cup of sugar cream a bit longer than usual. I do that for the cake and frosting with no problems. I find the cake/frosting combo works very well but can see why some consider it ultra sweet. That's probably what I like about them.
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  • MegRuth
    1 FEB, 2011
    I made these for a church event and they turned out GREAT! Everyone said they were the best cupcakes they'd ever had, what a compliment!
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  • MegRuth
    1 FEB, 2011
    I made these for a church event and they turned out GREAT! Everyone said they were the best cupcakes they'd ever had, what a compliment!
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  • MegRuth
    1 FEB, 2011
    I made these for a church event and they turned out GREAT! Everyone said they were the best cupcakes they'd ever had, what a compliment!
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  • porcelinna
    13 FEB, 2009
    I have made these twice and they never come out like the bakery's. The frosting also does not, theres so much of it!
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