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  • 2 - vanilla beans
  • Directions:

    For the cupcakes:

    3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    1-1/4 cups sugar
    2 large eggs, room temperature
    2 vanilla beans
    2 cups cake flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2/3 cup 2% milk

    For the frosting:
    1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
    6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    3 cups confectioners’ sugar
    Assorted sprinkles and coarse sugar


    Step 1: Cream butter, sugar and eggs:
    Start this recipe by creaming together the softened butter and sugar until nice and fluffy—about five minutes. Then beat in the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating after each addition.

    Step 2: Prep your vanilla beans: Take the seeds and pop them right into the creamed mixture and blend them in.

    Step 3: Add the dry ingredients and milk: In a large bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder and salt. Alternate adding this mix and the milk until you have a rich, smooth batter.

    Step 4: Fill cupcake liners 2/3 way full

    Step 5: Bake and cool: Bake the cupcakes at 375ºF for 18 to 20 minutes. Few dry crumbs = done. Let your bakes cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

    Step 6: Stir up the frosting: Start by blending together the softened butter, cream cheese and vanilla extract. Then slowly add in the confectioners’ sugar until you have a fluffy frosting ready for piping.

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    Category:  Desserts

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 30 min
    Cook Time: 15 min


    Can also do buttercream frosting:


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    Posted On:

    February 26, 2021

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