Small Batch Vanilla Cupcakes
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Delicious vanilla cupcakes with a lightly sweetened whipped cream frosting suitable for any occasion.
Recipe type: Dessert, Frosting, Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
Whipped Cream Frosting
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • *add a tablespoon of dry milk if not serving soon so the whipped cream does not weep.
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. In a bowl whisk sugar with the egg.
  3. Add in flour, milk, butter, oil, baking powder, and vanilla until it's all smooth and well blended.
  4. Place 3 tablespoons of batter into each of the cupcake liners.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool cupcakes for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove cupcakes and place on a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.
Whipped Cream Frosting
  1. Whip heavy cream with sugar, pipe onto cupcakes with a star tip I use a 2D or 1M piping tip and a piping bag.
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