Easy Vanilla Cupcakes

For this weekend, I created from scratch these vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing. You will enjoy the fluffy, moist and gently sweet cake as the sinfully delicious buttercream topping melts smoothly in your mouth.

1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1      cup granulated sugar
1 ¼  tsp baking soda
1 ½  tsp baking powder
¼     tsp salt
¾     cup unsalted butter (melted)
1      Tbsp vanilla extract
3      egg whites (room temperature)
½    cup sour cream (room temperature) 
½    cup milk (room temperature)

Buttercream Icing
4    cups confectioners’ sugar
2    sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
1    tsp vanilla extract
½   Tbsp heavy cream
½   Tbsp milk
Pinch of salt

1. Preheat the oven at 350° degrees.
2. Combine all dry ingredients together and sift. Set aside.
3. Combine all wet ingredients together in a mixer and mix.
4. Combine the dry and wet ingredients in the mixer. Mix until relatively smooth, a few small lumps are acceptable,
5. Pour the batter into the cupcake papers, fill them up to 2/3 of the way.
6. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven before the tops of the cupcakes start to get brown. 

Buttercream icing:
Mix all the ingredients together and whip in the mixer until it looks fluffy and smooth.

Tip: follow directions and enjoy

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