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Basic Yellow Cupcakes Recipe

True classics! Whether served for brunch, showers or after-school treats, iced in any flavor, our Basic Yellow Cupcakes always work.
Makes: About 12 standard cupcakes. Each cupcake serves 1.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of two 8-inch round cake pans and line with waxed paper or parchment paper. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Cream sugar and butter together until light. Add eggs and vanilla to creamed mixture and beat until thoroughly mixed. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Continue beating one minute. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on rack; remove and cool completely before decorating.

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1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


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cake flour

3 cups cake flour (sifted)

baking powder

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder


1/2 teaspoon salt

granulated sugar

1 3/4 cups granulated sugar

butter or margarine

2/3 cup butter or margarine


2 eggs


1 1/4 cups milk




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Basic Yellow Cupcakes is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT RECIPE!!! I'm a baker and I LOVE this recipe! Flavor, moist, and light. Amazing!
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I halved this recipe on the advice of other reviewers, as i only wanted a dozen cupcakes and others have said it makes 24. I also used all purpose flour which, I'm sure, was to it's detriment. The cupcakes turned out heavy and somewhat tasteless. Not happy with this one at all. Might make it with cake flour at some point but this wasn't the greatest.
Date published: 2015-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The finished product was "white" and very fluffy in texture!!! I was so proud of the taste. :-) Once I combined the wet and dry ingredients, the texture of the batter was so thick and fluffy....That I hesitated. I added a little milk and sour cream to the mixture and decided to let it bake. Honey!!!!!! Delicious!!!
Date published: 2014-12-07
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