Vanilla Cupcake

Prep Time: 0:40     Bake Time: 0:30     Yields: 8-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs plus 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons rainbow colored sprinkles

Prep & Instructions

Heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Grease and flour pan; set aside.  In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce speed and add the eggs and egg whites one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Add the flour mixture and milk beating until just combined; scraping bowl often. Beat on medium speed 1 minute; stir in rainbow sprinkles. Bake 30-35 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pan. Invert onto cooling rack and cool completely before frosting.

Buttercream Frosting: Beat butter, powdered sugar, sugar and vanilla until smooth.  If desired, stir in 1-2 drops of food coloring. 

**For chocolate frosting, add 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1 tsp. milk to recipe, omitting food coloring.

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