Believe it or not … I am not the world’s best cupcake baker. Shocking… I know! Because I have these mad cookie making skillz, people always assume I must be this phenomenal all around baker. Which I am not. I’m ok. But not great. Which leads me to this quick and not so original recipe post for Vanilla Cupcakes.
One day a friend asked me to make cupcakes for her daughter’s birthday party. At first I was like .. ummm maybe not a good idea. But then I thought… I am up to the challenge. And of course no boxed recipe would do. These had to be from scratch! Because I have issues. Anyway, if you know me even a smidge… you know that once I agree to a task I will give you 150% . There is no inbetween with me. It’s all or none.
Now since I am not a master cup caker I immediately hit google for some recipe ideas. I am not even sure what I searched but it led me to find this Vanilla Cupcake Magnolia Bakery Recipe video on POP Sugar . To be honest, since I’m rarely up to snuff on my pop culture and never leave the burbs, I didn’t even know what Magnolia Bakery was… but the cupcakes looked amazing!
I followed the recipe pretty much exact the first time around and found that I needed to make at least one change : the cupcake was too sweet for my liking so I suggest cutting back on the sugar a bit. I would start by removing a few tablespoons to start. Any other modifications are in the recipe below. But this is a pretty excellent vanilla cupcake recipe for any level baker. And trust me when I tell you… if I can make this work SO CAN YOU!
I recently made these cupcakes for Fourth of July, hence the red white and blue sprinkles. You can add your own touches to this by changing the color of the sprinkles or adding color to the buttercream itself. You can spread the buttercream on with a knife (so easy and still pretty) or you can put the frosting in a pastry bag (I use a self sealing bag and snip the tip) and pipe the frosting on. Remember you’ll want thicker frosting if you want decide to pipe out the frosting.
Happy Baking and enjoy!
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