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The Ultimate Vanilla Cupcakes


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  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 1 3/4 cups Cake Flour (Not self-rising)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Butter, soft
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2/3 cup Vanilla Soy Milk


Servings 16
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F.

Step 2

In a small bowl, scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean, and mix with the sugar to make vanilla sugar. Set aside.

Step 3

In mixer bowl, mix cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla sugar. Mix until well combined.

Step 4

Add butter and mix 3 minutes on medium-low speed. This should give you a crumbly mixture.

Step 5

In a small mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, sour cream, oil, and vanilla until smooth.

Step 6

Gradually add the egg mixture to the crumbly mixture in mixer until combined.

Step 7

Slowly add milk, until just combined, and mixture is liquid.

Step 8

Fill 18 cupcake liners and bake 14 minutes, check with toothpick, continuing to bake until toothpick comes out clean.


So yummy and versatile, you can add any kind of icing!

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