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My Very Own Vanilla Cupcakes

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Why I Love This Recipe

After years of using other people's recipes, the other day I decided to create my own. The texture came out great. As did the flavor.

Ingredients You'll Need

1.5 sticks of butter softened
1/2 cup of superfine sugar
1.5 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
a pinch of salt
3 eggs
1.5 teaspoons of vanilla extract (the clear one)
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil


Pre-heat oven to 350 deg. and line your muffin pan.

Mix all ingredients for about 2 minutes.

Divide mixture into pan.

Bake for 20 minutes.

As soon as they left the oven, I brushed the tops of each one with butter and then immediately put in the cake dome and let them cool in there. Basically dipped the pastry brush in some butter and tapped each cupcake.

I did it because I hate a dry cupcake and love the butter taste (call me Paula Deen).

It was barely a drop of butter per cake.

I also find the sooner I cover a cake the more moist it is, so that's the reason for covering in the dome so soon.Let them cool for an hour.

Then frost.

I used the same buttercream recipe in my pink lemonade cupcake recipe.


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