Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place cupcake inserts into a muffin pan.
  • Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt.
  • Cream your butter in a separate mixing bowl and add sugar.
  • Blend sugar and butter together for at least 3 minutes, scraping down the sides.
  • Add one egg at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Once the batter is well-blended, add one cup of flour and blend and then add a half a cup of the cream and blend.
  • Repeat flour then cream.
  • Add the extracts and blend quickly until smooth.
  • Spoon the batter into the cupcake cups, filling to 1/2 full.
  • Save the leftover batter!
  • Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until firm.
  • Remove from oven and cool in the pan.
  • Frosting:
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp of water or milk or cream
  • Blend all together and spread over cupcakes.
  • I cut a hole in a ziplock baggie and insert a frosting tip. Tilting the bag with your hand, fill up the bottom of the bag with the frosting and twist the top tightly so that the frosting moves towards the tip. In the picture, you'll see that I used a star tip and just made a swirl or "snail" type of design and sprinkled just a few round candies on top for color.
  • If you use water instead of milk or cream, your frosting will dry nicely and give each bite a nice little crunch. I let my cupcakes dry overnight. I just cover them with cellophane as in the picture above.
  • If you use cream, your frosting will be softer in texture. Using milk is a standard ingredient for a basic buttercream frosting. I don't think that it matters at all to the children who get to eat the cupcakes.
  • ***www.swansdown.com.... They have free recipe pamphlets to download.
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  • valdes53 2 months ago
    Loved it . I used evaporated milk and margarine they turn out great . super moist and perfect texture.
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  • Josephine1958 1 year ago
    Great recipe moist,delicious.
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    " It was excellent "
    vanillacrystals ate it and said...
    It is a delicious recipe and if you replace the extract with Vanillacrystals (made from beans) you won't believe the addiciting flavor. People will beg for the recipe. Check out Vanillacrystal.ca . Oh yes, dissolve a small amout of VC in hot water and add to the frosting, it's heavenly!
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  • Xitlali 3 years ago
    I would like to know if you could make a cake with this recipe and would you get the same tasting results? Also I would like to know if this batter is runny?
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  • iyhene 3 years ago
    hi, i just want to find out if this cupcake is actually moist and not densed? i have a vanilla cupcake recipe but i want to change it.
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    " It was excellent "
    CapeMaui ate it and said...
    YUM! I used whole wheat pastry flour instead bc that's all I had on hand. I also sub'd 1/2 and 1/2 (1/2 cup) and plain yogurt (1/2 cup) because that's what I had instead of the cream and it came out really light and fluffy! the cupcake is a little sweet for me, so I'll have to go down on the sugar for the frosting. Thanks for sharing!
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  • auntbeebee 4 years ago
    These sounds delicious!
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    " It was excellent "
    yummyyummyyummy ate it and said...
    Yummy
    i made this recipe today (i halved it--and i forgot the baking powder--just realized that)
    and it came out delightful!
    beautiful rise (even with out the powder)
    i used freshly ground vanilla beans (mmmmm)

    i slightly tweeked the frosting ingredients and added a bit more sugar and some chocolate powder.

    it was a hit with the xmas dinner.
    thank you! for sharing this yummy yummy yummy recipe. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    utjanice03 ate it and said...
    Made these today and they were wonderful :) My family loved them
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    " It was excellent "
    californiacook ate it and said...
    Luv Vanilla. Your recipe sounds & looks delish. Thank you for sharing your recipe & photos.
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    great recipe thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Such a nice, special recipe, Annieamie! Thank you so much for sharing and giving your tips. I love that 1234 cake. Wish I had one of those cupcakes this minute!!
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    " It was excellent "
    debbie919 ate it and said...
    Awesome...^5 from me as well!
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    " It was excellent "
    a1patti ate it and said...
    YUM!! ^5!
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