Christmas Vanilla Cupcakes

Christmas Vanilla Cupcakes

 

Victoria's Christmas Vanilla CupcakesChristmas Vanilla Cupcakes

We’ve had a bit of snow as of late and I thought that it was about time I post my Christmas Vanilla Cupcake recipe.  The holidays are not just for baking cookies.  These cupcake are super easy to make and will quickly become a favorite.  I found these little snowmen on toothpicks to stick in the top of the cupcake for added holiday flair. 

INGREDIENTS

1/2 Cup Butter (Softened)

1 Cup Sugar

2 Room Temperature Eggs

2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 Cup Unbleached Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

2/3 Cups Cold Milk

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  In a large-size bowl cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time.  Beat after each addition.  Combine vanilla.  In a medium-size bowl combine flour, baking powder, and kosher salt.  Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with adding milk.  Beat on low speed until combined. Pour into cupcake wells that have either been greased or lined with muffin paper.  I always grease the top of the cupcake pan in case I accidently overfill.  It makes it much easier to remove cupcakes.  Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.  Remember that every oven heats differently.  Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes before removing cupcakes.  Place cupcakes on wire racks to let cool completely before frosting with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.  Makes 12 cupcakes. 

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

3 Cups Powdered Sugar

1 Cup Butter (Softened)

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 To 2 Tablespoons Whipping Cream

In a medium-size bowl cream butter and powdered sugar on low speed.  Increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.  Add vanilla and whipping cream.  Continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more. Add more cream if the consistency is too thick. Frost cupcakes.  

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