Sunday, June 10, 2012

Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cupcakes

I am still trying to find the best vanilla cupcake recipe, so in my search I have made quite a few recipes over the past few weeks. Recipes made with buttermilk seem to be my favourites and these cupcakes with buttermilk and vanilla beans form The Sisters Cafe are top of the list.
 
 
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
2 plumped vanilla beans scraped (vanilla beans plumped in rum for at least 2 weeks)
1/2 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350.

In a small bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs and egg yolk one at a time, add the vanilla, half of the flour mixture and mix until just combined.  Add in the buttermilk and mix, then mix in the rest of the dry ingredients.

Fill lined muffin pans 2/3 full and bake for 18 minutes.

Vanilla buttercream frosting:
3 cups icing sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons heavy cream

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter for about 3 minutes.  Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute.

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5 comments:

Winnie said...

I love vanilla taste in cakes, cupcakes ets, so I'd love to try your recipe
Thanks for sharing

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Cindy said...

They do look delicious! I'm always happy when I use buttermilk in baked goods.

Kaylee said...

I love any baked good with buttermilk and I can always use another cupcake recipe!

Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Hope to see you again next week!

Kaylee

www.couponingncooking.com

The Pastry Chef said...

Coming over from Crazy for Crust - I too like to use buttermilk in baking, mostly because I have some I need to use up before it expires :). Thanks for giving me another recipe to try.