Happy National Cupcake Week! Uh huh.....yup....seriously.....it's National Cupcake Week! Don't you love how they have a holiday or week for absolutely EVERYTHING?! Which makes me wonder if there's a National Bacon Week or Day.....or National Cookie Dough Day.....or a National Red Wine Day.....Wouldn't that be wonderful?!
Anyway, it's convenient that it's also time for Recipe Of The Month so I'm going to share the greatest cupcake recipe ever. Seriously. Best. EVER. They're vanilla buttermilk cupcakes with buttercream frosting. They taste like something from a fancy schmancy bakery. But they're semi-homemade so anyone can do it. Yup....even you non-bakers out there can do it!
I took tons of pictures as I was making the cupcakes....and then I realized photos of white cupcakes being made are really boring so I'm just going to skip right to the good part. Mmmmmm.....cupcakes.......
And here's a fancier version that I made a few years ago to celebrate Sew Fab's birthday.....
So now that I have everyone drooling over the thought of cupcakes, here's how you make them....
Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes:
-1 package white cake mix
-1 1/4 cups buttermilk (I use fat free)
-1/4 cup melted butter
-2 large eggs
-2 tsp vanilla extract
Beat all ingredients together at low speed until dry ingredients are moist. Increase speed to medium and beat until smooth. The batter will not be the consistency of normal cake mix batter. It will be thicker and fluffier.
Place paper baking cups in muffin pans and coat with cooking spray. Fill each about two-thirds full.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Or if you want to make mini cupcakes bake at 325 for 18 minutes. We make the mini ones for parties and everyone loves them! Little bites of heaven.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
-1/2 cup softened butter
-3 oz softened Cream Cheese
-16 oz powdered sugar
-1/4 cup milk
-1 tsp vanilla extract
Beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat at low speed until well blended. Increase speed to medium and add butter and vanilla. Slather frosting on cupcakes. Also very good on strawberries. Also very good when eaten by the spoonful.
Now run along and go make a batch. You need sustenance for your next marathon sewing session!