Welcome to a delightful journey into the world of vanilla cupcakes! Our special recipe promises a light, fluffy, and irresistibly delicious experience. No matter where you are from, a classic vanilla cupcake touches the soul and brings back nostalgic memories. Let’s dive into this universally adored dessert, perfect for every celebration or just an everyday treat.
For the Cupcakes:
135g (4.7oz) cake flour
6g baking powder
100g (3.5oz) unsalted butter
120g (4.2oz) sugar
2 beaten eggs
45ml plain yogurt
4g vanilla bean paste (Alternatively, you can use 9g vanilla extract)
For the Vanilla Mascarpone Whipped Cream Frosting:
230g heavy cream
60g Mascarpone Cheese
7g vanilla extract
Decorative sprinkles (optional)
Preparation: Begin by preheating your oven to 170°C (338°F). Line a cupcake pan with 12 muffin liners.
Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Once mixed well, set this aside for later use.
Butter and Sugar Mix: In a separate bowl, beat the unsalted butter using an electric mixer on medium-high speed until it’s light and fluffy. Gradually introduce the sugar, continuing to beat until the mixture is creamy and well-blended.
Incorporate Eggs: Gently whisk the two eggs in a bowl. Slowly add them to the butter and sugar mix, beating until you achieve a smooth, homogenous batter.
Combining All: In batches, sift the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Mix gently, ensuring no lumps form. Introduce the plain yoghurt, blending for about 20 seconds. Follow this by adding the milk and the remaining flour. Stir until the batter is smooth and even.
Flavoring: Pour in the vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract) and mix thoroughly for an additional minute.
Baking: Carefully scoop the batter into the muffin liners, filling each to about three-quarters. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 22-25 minutes. The cupcakes should rise beautifully and attain a golden-brown hue.
Cooling: Once baked to perfection, transfer the cupcakes from the oven to a wire rack. Allow them to cool down completely before frosting.
Frosting: In a mixing bowl, combine the heavy cream, sugar, Mascarpone cheese, and vanilla extract. Whisk until the frosting is thick and creamy. Generously spread or pipe this luscious frosting onto each cupcake. Garnish with decorative sprinkles if desired.
These Special Vanilla Cupcakes are a testament to the timeless charm of vanilla. Their soft texture combined with the creamy Mascarpone frosting offers a bite of heaven. While they’re best enjoyed fresh, they can be stored in an airtight container for a couple of days. Perfect for birthdays, gatherings, or even a simple tea-time snack, these cupcakes are bound to win hearts.
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