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Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Lil' Luna
Moist and fluffy vanilla cupcakes are perfect for parties, celebrations or just because. This is my new favorite vanilla cupcake recipe!
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 387 kcal

Ingredients
  

for the cupcakes:

  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 3 egg whites room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole milk room temperature

for the frosting:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or half and half
  • sprinkles optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Line 16 wells of a muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, egg whites, vanilla, sour cream, and milk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until well combined.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling the cups 2/3 full. Bake 18-20 minutes, until the tops spring back when touched lightly. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, salt, and 1 tablespoon of milk, and mix. Add additional milk as needed to make a smooth frosting. Increase the speed to high and beat 3-5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Pipe onto the cooled cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 3gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 251mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 678IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Vanilla Cupcakes
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