Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes

i'm not use to baking "simple things"
when i bake, i like it to be an experiment.
however, when my good friend asked me make him plain vanilla cupcakes for his birthday, i knew exactly which recipe i would use.

it's from none other then Magnolia's Bakery
recipe here

You Need:

  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vanilla Icing
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1)  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 2 12 capacity muffin tins with liners
2) In a bowl, combine flours
3)  In an electric mixer, cream the butter until soft.  Add the sugar slowly, and beat.  Add the eggs one at a time, and combine.
4)  Add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating between the milk and the vanilla.  Feel free to add a little extra vanilla.
5)  Beat until combined.  Using a spatula, spoon batter into tins 3/4 of the way full.
6) Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
7) For the icing, in an electric mixer add the butter, 4 cups of the sugar, milk and the vanilla.  Beat until combined, about 3-5 minutes.
8)  Gradually add the remaining sugar, one cup at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
9)  Decorate and enjoy!


  1. these look great, jackie!

    sometimes simple is great!
    and they're beautiful :)

  2. Oh my goodness, just found your blog! You are amazing, love your photos and you share the baking passion with me! Awesome!