Homemade Vanilla Cupcakes
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1⅓ cups cold milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together in a standalone mixer with paddle attachment (or electric hand mixer).
  4. Add eggs, one at a time until blended.
  5. Add vanilla and beat on medium just until blended, then turn to low speed.
  6. Add flour mixture a little at a time until all of it is blended in. Mixture will be very thick.
  7. Add cold milk and set mixer to "stir" setting, or the very lowest setting possible.
  8. Once you have a homogenous mixture, use a large spoon to scoop batter into a prelined cupcake pan, filling each cup ⅔ full.
  9. Bake about 25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Remove immediately and place onto a cooling rack to cool before frosting.
Makes 24 cupcakes
Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at https://www.mysanfranciscokitchen.com/homemade-vanilla-cupcakes/