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Vanilla Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars
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"Moist vanilla cupcakes are baked until golden brown and frosted with Swiss meringue buttercream."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 407
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 cupcakes)

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract. Add the flour mixer and milk alternately. Fill liners 2/3 full with the batter.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 23 minutes.
  5. Bring a pan of water to simmer. Combine sugar, egg whites, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Place bowl on top of the pan; whisk until sugar dissolves.
  6. Attach bowl to the stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Beat until stiff peaks form and mixture is cool and glossy. Add butter a few tablespoons at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix until buttercream is smooth.
  7. Cool cupcakes in the tins for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool, about 20 minutes. Frost cupcakes with the buttercream.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 407 calories; 28.1 35.7 4.1 103 343 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

These were pretty good. I just couldn't bring myself to use the full 1 1/2 cups of butter in the cupcakes though (it just seemed a bit much to me), so I only used 1 cup, and that worked just fin...

Most helpful critical review

I give it 3 stars because I think you could work with it. I just made the frosting and was very disappointed. I only made 1/2 a batch and double checked to make sure I read it right. For 1/2 a b...

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I give it 3 stars because I think you could work with it. I just made the frosting and was very disappointed. I only made 1/2 a batch and double checked to make sure I read it right. For 1/2 a b...

These were pretty good. I just couldn't bring myself to use the full 1 1/2 cups of butter in the cupcakes though (it just seemed a bit much to me), so I only used 1 cup, and that worked just fin...

I didn’t actually put on the buttermilk frosting. Just because I did not have all of the ingredients.

I like to add another flavor to this recipe like lemon or a spoce blend

I will always make this

Loved it because I added my own twist to it. I added more vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and came out delicious! My family loves cupcakes. I'm 11 year old and I made these delicio...

Not anywhere close to being done after 15 minutes. Put it in for another 7. Very tasty!

Great cupcakes, however used own recipe for the frosting. Nice, moist cupcake that was up to par with expectations.

Very buttery, which isn’t surprising with the amount that’s in there. Cake was very dense for me. Just okay. Did not try the icing as I made my own from another recipe.