Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
8 TB unsalted butter, 1 stick, room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg
2 large egg yolks
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
In mixing bowl with paddle attachment, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add butter, sour cream, egg, egg yolks and vanilla. Beat until smooth, scraping down bowl twice.
Divide batter evenly in prepared 12 cup muffin tin. Bake 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Transfer cupcakes to wire rack to cool. Frost when cool with Buttercream Frosting.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 TB pure vanilla extract
Cream together butter and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar. Add a couple drops of food coloring if desired.
Note: I didn't have unsalted butter, so I only added 1/4 tsp. salt. Turned out great! Also, my cupcakes were done in 18 minutes, so watch carefully :)
Recipe Source: The Brown Eyed Baker
****I think I will make these lovers for a Super Bowl treat---maybe adding a few cute football picks :) Well, and probably skip the PINK :)
Have a SWEET Day!