Vanilla Cupcakes

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I bake a lot of chocolate cupcakes. Unfortunately, my daughter does not like chocolate cupcakes.
Being a vanilla cupcake fan she is always disappointed to see me whipping up a batch of chocolate.
Except for today, when she gets home she will be excited to see a batch of vanilla cupcakes decorated with vanilla buttercream flowers.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

How to make the vanilla cupcakes.

  • Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F.

  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to cream the butter, vegetable oil, and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract and beat until combined.

  • Add in flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until just combined. Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure everything gets mixed in.

  • Fill each cupcake liner half full. Bake at 350 for 14 to 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • Remove cupcakes from pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting with your favorite frosting.