Day 49 – Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

18 Sep

I don’t know about you all, but every once in a while, I crave a nice, simple sweet cupcake.  Something yummy to cleanse the palate.  That’s where morsels like these Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream (recipe below from Brown Eyed Baker) come in.

Vanilla-Cupcake     Mini-Vanilla-Cupcake

The cake is dense, a little dry, but not too bad.  The mini is very dense and dry.  Nice vanilla flavor – the full-size is better.  Still light, but nice.

Vanilla-Buttercream

The frosting is creamy and easy to pipe.  Nice strong vanilla flavor.  Almost similar to the vanilla ice cream frosting from Day 5 – Strawberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting.

Vanilla-Cupcake-w-Buttercre     Mini-Vanilla Cupcake

These parts are better together.  The frosting brings out the sweetness in the cupcake.  (Note: this is another one of those super-easy, all-in-the-mixer cupcakes!!)

Scoring Sheet:

- Cupcake Taste: 2

- Frosting Taste: 3

- Overall Taste: 3

- Appearance: 3.5

- Ease of Making: 4.5

- TOTAL: 16

RECIPE (from Brown Eyed Baker)

Ingredients:

Vanilla Cupcakes:
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon table salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
½ cup sour cream
1 large egg , room temperature
2 large egg yolks , room temperature
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2½ cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For directions visit Brown Eyed Baker.

*Tomorrow: Iced Tea Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting*

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