HOW TO PREPARE THE BEST CUPCAKES

Ingredients:

  • Dry Ingredients:
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Wet Ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup whole milk (at room temperature)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set it aside.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add Eggs and Vanilla: Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add the vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

Tips for Amazing Cupcakes:

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure that your eggs, milk, and butter are at room temperature. This helps in achieving a smoother batter and even baking.
  • Don’t Overmix: Overmixing can result in tough cupcakes. Mix until the ingredients are just combined.
  • Consistent Size: Use a scoop to measure the same amount of batter for each cupcake to ensure they bake uniformly.
  • Frosting: Get creative with frosting! You can use buttercream, cream cheese frosting, ganache, or any other frosting you prefer.
  • Decorate: Sprinkles, chocolate chips, or even fresh fruit can make your cupcakes visually appealing and delicious.