Wedding Cake Vanilla Cupcakes

Happy (belated) Valentines day!
I had a lovely day with ma boy. It’s just nice to have a day to ourselves and remember how much we truly appreciate each other, ya know?

For his present I made him cupcakes, of course.
Possibly the best ones that have ever come out of my kitchen.

Wedding Cake Vanilla Cupcakes:
Ingredients: (makes 15)

for the cupcake:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter, softened
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 1/4 cups whole milk, room temperature
3 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

for the vanilla buttercream:
2 sticks of butter, softened
3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt


for the cupcake:
Preheat oven to 350. Line paper baking cups in a standard cupcake pan. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and set aside. Beat together the butter and sugar until fully incorporated. Then add in one of your eggs and beat until the mixture is smooth, then repeat with the other egg. In a measuring cup pour in your milk then add in the vanilla extract. Add even amounts of the flour mixture and the milk mixture a little at a time while beating until its mixed thoroughly. Scoop the batter into the cupcake pan using a regular ice cream scooper or just filling it 3/4 of the way full. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

for the vanilla buttercream:
Beat together all of the ingredients until it forms a thick and smooth mixture. Frost your cupcakes and enjoy!

These are seriously perfect in every way. Perfectly moist, perfectly sugared, perfectly vanilla-ed. Just an all around perfectly balanced dessert.

Oh. And much much much much better than the store bought mix. I’ll never go back.

p.s What did you do for v-day!?

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  1. They also look perfect!

  2. i bet these are better than the store bought mix! i’ve never been a fan of that stuff. home made is 100x better :)

  3. This dessert looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package:

  4. Those are just beautiful Chloe, you are seriously talented! I love the cupcake cases you put them in, so pretty. I love making cupcakes, it’s so therapeutic :-)

  5. These are soooo pretty! Vanilla is definitely sometimes better than chocolate, even on Valentine’s Day!

  6. These came out beautifully! I’m glad you had such a nice day with your fella. Now tell me, how did you get that frosting of yours to come out so perfectly? I’m not the best when it comes to frosting, but I do know these are not spoon-covered!

  7. Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog

     /  February 16, 2012

    Those cupcakes looks so good! Your bf is so lucky to have you baked those for him! :)

  8. these look so delicious!!

  9. So many guys would love to have a girlfriend like you.. seriously. These cupcakes must be top notch!!

    What did I do for vday? Well since I didn’t have someone to celebrate I ate chocolate and cheese with my mom. Good times.

    • Aw, thanks! And that’s funny, me too! I’ve been eating grilled cheeses and salted dark chocolate bars like it’s my job lately haha.

  10. i studied for an orgo exam – I know, I’m so cool. :P


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