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Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Day

Old-Fashioned Cupcakes

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes
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Ingredients

1 3/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)

1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into cubes

4 large eggs

1 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Old Fashioned Frosting, recipe follows

Old-Fashioned Frosting:

2 sticks butter, room temperature

8 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 cup milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract or other flavoring

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
  2. Combine in a bowl both flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix on low speed until combined for about 3 minutes. Add in cubed butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
  3. Add eggs 1 at a time until combined. Slowly add milk and vanilla to batter until completely mixed scraping down the bowl as you mix.
  4. Scoop batter into baking cups filling about 2/3 full. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.
  5. Cool and decorate with Old Fashioned Frosting.

Old-Fashioned Frosting:

  1. Cream softened butter and add 4 cups sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat with paddle attachment until smooth gradually add the rest of sugar to reach frosting consistency*. (See Cook's Note)

Cook’s Note

Add more sugar to get this consistency.

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