Cakes

Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

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The perfect vanilla cupcake - soft, moist, and it stands up to frosting!

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For the Cupcakes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
3/4 cup buttermilk (or combine 3/4 cup milk + 1 teaspoon white vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes)
For the filling:
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1/2 teaspoon butter extract
For the frosting:
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
1-2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with liners (makes 12-15). Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add melted butter to a large bowl and mix in sugar with a hand mixer for 30...
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Nutritions

Calories
686

Sodium
160mg
6% DV

Fat
42g
65% DV

Protein
3g
7% DV

Carbs
75g
25% DV

Fiber
1g
7% DV