Double Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Today’s feature is a luscious recipe for Double Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Because it’s Monday.

A beautiful Monday where I am, but Monday nonetheless. Enjoy! -alyce eyster

Photo: Mary Herrmann, Styling: Julie Hettiger

Double Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Recipe Type: cupcake
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Serves: 16
 
You'll have extra cupcakes from this recipe, but we promise they won't be around long! You'll need to refrigerate leftovers due to the cream cheese in the frosting.
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes:
  • 10 Tblsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • seeds from 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • clear decorating sugar and rose petals (optional)
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tblsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line your muffin pans with paper cupcake holders (about 16).
  2. In a standing mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs a little at a time, then add vanilla beans and the vanilla and almond extracts.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture a little at a time, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour.
  4. Fill the cupcake liners almost to the brim and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool.
  5. Cream Cheese Frosting:
  6. In a standing mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until smooth.
  7. Add the sour cream and extracts. Refrigerate until ready to frost cupcakes.
  8. Ice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle each cupcake with a decorating sugar and a few rose petals if desired.

One thought on “Double Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Clicked over from SITS and oh, my! those cupcakes sound delicious! Huzzah for vanilla cupcakes- it’s my favorite cupcake flavor!

    I am throwing a baby shower for a co-worker soon and I may just make these for the shower. Thanks for the great recipe!

    Chrysta

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