I know yellow cupcakes are a pretty simple recipe, but I figured they’d be a good one to start off with! They’re also the staple of those jam filled cupcakes my last post was about, so I figured I’d do what I promised and finally post that whole recipe up here for you guys.
2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks of butter
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup milk
1. Crank the oven up to 350 and let it heat up. Cupcake liners should be tossed into the spots in the cupcake pan so you don’t have to put up with any messy cleanup at the end (cause nothing sucks quite as much as dishes do).
2. Technically, you’re supposed to mix the flour, baking powder and salt (all the dry ingredients) into a bowl and leave that on the side. If we’re being honest, I never ever do that. I always wait until all of the other stuff has been mixed together and then add in the dry on its own. Either way works. You’re still going to end up with delicious cupcakes at the end!
3. Beat the sticks of butter together. This is a lot easier if you have an electric mixer. But labor points if you’re beating this stuff together by hands. A for effort.
4. Add the sugar to your butter soup. This is done best in 1/4 cup increments. This is part of the recipe that I actually follow. It’s just easier to mix if you add it in gradually. You’ll probably have to scrape the sides of the bowl a couple of times, just to make sure it’s all being mixed. If you’re using an electric mixer, leave it to mix the sugar and butter for about 2 minutes.
5. Add the dry stuff! If you mixed that stuff together already, you’re way more awesome than I am. If you haven’t, toss in the baking powder and salt and mix. Then start adding the milk and the flour. If you mix a 1/2 cup of flour, let it mix, and then add a 1/3 cup of milk, it keeps the mixture from getting too clumpy and solid and too liquid. Keep alternating that until you’ve added all of the flour and all the milk.
6. Fill your cupcake cups!
7. At 350 degrees, it typically only takes 20-22 minutes for these cakes to cook through. I would check them at 20 minutes – they’ll most likely be done. The most they’ll take is 25 minutes. Don’t forget to check them with a toothpick or knife or something to make sure that they’re cooked through – it should come out clean!
8. DELICIOUS CUPCAKES!
If you try this out and want to tell me if it’s any good or not, please do! I’d love to hear about it!