Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup whole milk

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
4 cup sifted confectioners sugar
1/3 cup whole milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
food coloring, optional


Preheat oven 350. Line cupcake pan.

1. Beat butter, sugar on medium until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla extract.
2. Separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt.
3. Mixer on low speed. Add flour-mixture to butter-mixture, alternate with milk. Mix until no lump.
4. Evenly fill cupcake pan with batter. Make 18-20 min, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven, let cool on wire rack.

1. Separate bowl, mix butter until fluffy.
2. Add some sugar, alternate with milk and vanilla, until all blended.
3. Add food coloring, mix.
4. Frost.