This recipe is for those people that love moist cupcakes that explode with Vanilla flavor. I'm a huge cupcake girl, but I'm not a chocolate girl. Vanilla is my favorite cupcake and so I tried and failed at so many attempts to make a delicious and moist recipe for cupcakes. This recipe will knock your Vanilla sweet tooth socks off! You will be craving these all the time, and probably make them even more. Here you go Vanilla Lovers!
1 cup Sugar
1 Vanilla Bean
1 3/4 cups Flour
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 cup Butter
2 large Eggs
1/3 cup Sour Cream (full fat)
1/4 cup Canola Oil
1 Tbs. Pure Vanilla Extract
2/3 cup Whole Milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine Sugar, butter, and the seeds from the vanilla bean. Stir with the back of spoon to break up any stuck vanilla seeds. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Slowly mix in the sugar on low speed just until combined.
In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, sour cream, vanilla, and oil until smooth.
Slowly pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix on medium speed until just combined.
Slowly pour in the milk. This will turn your batter runny almost a liquid which is what you want.
Pour a little over 1/2 into each cupcake liner. Cook for 14 minutes and then check with a toothpick to make sure they're done. If the cupcakes aren't done (the toothpick isn't clean) cook for 2 more minutes. You don't want your cupcakes golden brown, you want them a cream color with specks of Vanilla showing through.
Remove your cupcakes immediately from the pan and cool on a cooling rack or on your counter. Once they are completely cooled, you can frost them with my delicious Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (the recipe is below). Enjoy!
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
2 sticks of unsalted Butter
6-8 cups Powdered Sugar
1/2 cup Milk
2 tsp. Vanilla
In a mixing bowl combine all the ingredients and mix until everything is combined. You can leave it white or add food coloring to make the color you want. So much fun!