Baking enthusiasts and cupcake lovers, gather around! Today, we’re about to embark on a journey to craft the Ultimate Vanilla Cupcakes. Super soft, easy to bake, buttery, and bursting with flavor, these cupcakes are a dream come true for any dessert lover. The best part? They can be stuffed and frosted with anything you fancy. Let’s not wait any longer and get started on our baking adventure!
Ingredients: The Stars of Our Vanilla Cupcakes
First things first, let’s round up our ingredients. To bake these irresistible cupcakes, you will need:
– 100g (¼ cup + 3 tbsp) unsalted butter, at room temperature
– 100g (1/2 cup) Sugar
– 1/8 tsp Salt
– 2 Eggs
– 1.5 tsp Vanilla extract
– 150g (1 Cup) Cake flour
– 1 tsp Baking powder
– 100 ml Milk
Step-by-Step: Crafting the Pure Indulgence
Now, let’s dive into the baking process:
1. Begin by preheating your oven to 330°F (165°C). Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
2. In a mixing bowl, add the room-temperature unsalted butter. Sprinkle in the sugar and a pinch of salt. Use an electric mixer to blend the ingredients for about 5 minutes until the butter turns a light yellow color and some of the sugar dissolves.
3. Now, it’s time to add in the eggs and the vanilla extract for that classic, irresistible vanilla flavor. Continue mixing for another 2 minutes.
4. Sift in the cake flour and baking powder into the butter mixture. Mix for about one minute until the batter looks smooth with no lumps. If you’re using a spatula, this step might take a bit longer.
5. The final ingredient to add is milk, which will make these cupcakes as fluffy and soft as possible. Continue mixing until the batter becomes smooth and dense.
6. Pour the batter into a piping bag. This will make it easier to add the batter to the cupcake liners. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a spoon.
7. Pipe or scoop the batter into the lined muffin pan, filling each liner to three-quarters full.
8. Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Once baked, transfer the cupcakes to a cooling rack and let them cool down completely.
And there you have it! Your Pure Indulgence: The Ultimate Vanilla Cupcakes are ready to be enjoyed. Given their buttery base, these cupcakes go well with a dollop of whipping cream and a handful of fresh fruits. Enjoy these delightful treats at a party, a picnic, or a cozy afternoon tea. Happy baking!