A delicious family recipe passed down from my grandmother.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease muffin pans or line with paper liners.

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  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in a bowl; set aside.

  • Beat the shortening and sugar together in a bowl until creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the sour cream and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture until no dry lumps remain. Pour into the prepared muffin pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; 2.1 g protein; 18.8 g carbohydrates; 25.4 mg cholesterol; 92.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2011
The things i changed in this recipe was using margarine instead of crisco adding 1/4c milk 1/2 tsp salt and they turned out excellent! Oh yeah and liquid food gel to make them hot pink! I made mini cupcakes so they only needed about 15 min to bake. Make sure to cream the sugar with the margarine very very well don't over mix the rest and you will end up with a light fluffly and moist cupcake! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/04/2011
I made these for my church using this recipe and they came out very dry... I am going to try softened butter and see how it works out.. also i added a little more vanilla for better flavor.. Read More
(8)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2011
The things i changed in this recipe was using margarine instead of crisco adding 1/4c milk 1/2 tsp salt and they turned out excellent! Oh yeah and liquid food gel to make them hot pink! I made mini cupcakes so they only needed about 15 min to bake. Make sure to cream the sugar with the margarine very very well don't over mix the rest and you will end up with a light fluffly and moist cupcake! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2011
The things i changed in this recipe was using margarine instead of crisco adding 1/4c milk 1/2 tsp salt and they turned out excellent! Oh yeah and liquid food gel to make them hot pink! I made mini cupcakes so they only needed about 15 min to bake. Make sure to cream the sugar with the margarine very very well don't over mix the rest and you will end up with a light fluffly and moist cupcake! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2010
I love these cupcakes the flavor was great and the texture as perfect. I did make a few minor changes to the recipe. I didn't use shortening so I substitued softened butter and I added a pinch of salt to the recipe. I made the cupcakes tonight and I had to use a great deal of disciple to only eat 2. Thank you for sharing this great recipe. It is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2010
Recipe was yummy. You definitely will need to add the 2 tbsp of water as it comes out very thick. Also the recipe only made 8 cupcakes for me-normal size but full-they came out very pretty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2009
Great taste and nice texture. I didn't have shortening so i used softened butter instead. The batter was a bit dry so i added 2 tablespoons of water. I will definitely make these again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/01/2010
Came out very very dry. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2011
Very dry and not good flavor. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/04/2011
I made these for my church using this recipe and they came out very dry... I am going to try softened butter and see how it works out.. also i added a little more vanilla for better flavor.. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2011
Nice dense but still moist and not overly sweet. I also added 1/4 cup milk and used butter not crisco. The tops were a smooth lightly crisp top not the sticky tops that come with box mixes. Easier to put the frosting on that way! Wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2011
I liked how this recipe tasted and it baked well. I used butter for flavor instead of shortening. I added egg whites plus one egg. It came out fluffy and lite without being too sweet. Read More
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