Recipe: Polka Dot Bake Shop Vanilla Cupcakes

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - As a part of our Baby Shower Saturday Special, the staff at Polka Dot Bake Shop shared their ideas for the perfect dessert for a baby shower.

They were kind enough to share their recipe for vanilla cupcakes, which follows:

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe (makes 12)

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1/2 Cup unsalted butter

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1-1/2 all purpose flour

1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 whole milk

1/2 tsp salt

1) Preheat oven to 350*F. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.

2) In a mixer, cream together the sugar and butter.  Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla.  Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well.  Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth.  Portion batter evenly amongst the cupcake liners (3/4 way full).

3) Bake for 20 - 25 mins or until toothpick comes out clean and cake springs back to the touch.

Vanilla buttercream recipe:

3 1/4 Cups Powdered Sugar

1 cup Unsalted butter

1 tsp clear vanilla extract

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