Saturday, April 11, 2009

Kittencal's Easy One-Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes

2 cups all purpose flour
1 ½ cup sugar (1 ¼ for less sweet)
2 ½ tsp baking power
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup shortening (or butter)
¾ cup milk (or half and half)
2 large eggs

Set oven 350 degrees F (160 degrees C)
In a large bowl, mix together the flour with sugar, baking powder and salt until combined
Add in the shortening, milk, vanilla and eggs, beat on medium speed of an electric mixer. Scraping the bowl constantly until just blended (the batter) will be thick, if desired you may add in a few more tablespoons cream or milk)
Pour into paper-lined regular size muffin tins filling under just three quarters full
Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the cupcakes test done (do not overbake as they will be dry)
Immediately remove from pans
Cool completely before frosting


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