Ultimate Vanilla Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 17 mins
Total time: 32 mins
Dense, moist vanilla cupcakes with a rich vanilla flavor. This recipe is adapted from the one on the back of the McCormick Extra Rich Pure Vanilla Extract box.
Vanilla Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted (make sure to use salted!)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Extra Rich Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Whipped Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Extra Rich Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and beat with a mixer on low speed just to moisten (or do this part by hand). Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Divide batter evenly between the 12 cups.
  4. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until tops spring spring back when touched. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely.
  5. Whipped Vanilla Buttercream: Beat the butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating well and scraping bowl occasionally.
  6. Add milk and beat until light and fluffy.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at https://www.cookiemadness.net/2016/01/08/ultimate-vanilla/