Cupcake Recipes

Cupcake Recipes… It's hard to top the taste of cupcakes, especially when they're homemade. You don't have to be a pastry chef or have a gourmet kitchen to learn how to make cupcakes from scratch - all you need are a few supplies, a dash of culinary skills, and an easy-to-follow recipe.

Basic Cupcake Recipe

Keep this tried-and-true recipe on hand-it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together butter and sugar, and then add eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients, mix well, and then stir in milk and vanilla. Spoon batter into lined cupcake tins, filling three quarters full, and bake 20-25 minutes.

Magnolia Bakery Cupcake Recipe

For the ultimate chic cupcake, indulge Sex and the City style with these trendy treats.

  • 1 ½ cups self-rising flour
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream butter until smooth. Gradually add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, blending well. Add the dry ingredients in batches of three, alternating the vanilla and milk. Blend until all ingredients are incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Spoon into lined cupcake tins, filling three quarters full, and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Cool the cupcakes in the tins for 15 minutes. Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

Vanilla Buttercream Icing

Add this delectable topping for the ultimate Magnolia Bakery cupcake experience.

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Place butter, 4 cups of confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Sprinkle in the remaining sugar, one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add just enough sugar to achieve a good spreading consistency.

With a few basic ingredients, you can indulge in a tasty cupcake treat whenever you like. The best part? You won't have to travel to Bleeker Street.

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