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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes Recipe
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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes Recipe

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My 3-year-old son loves these! Flecks of vanilla bean in the moist, tender cupcakes gives them special-occasion status. —Alysha Braun, St. Catharines, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Assorted sprinkles and candies

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake (calculated without decorations) equals 266 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Split vanilla beans and scrape seeds into milk; stir to combine. Add to creamed mixture.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture just until moistened.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cupcake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Add confectioners sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles and candies as desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Vanilla Bean Cupcakes in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p22

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake (calculated without decorations) equals 266 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

This recipe was very easy to make. My family loved the icing so doubled the ingredients for the frosting. Very delicious!!

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