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Vanilla Cupcakes

Serve up these boo-licious vanilla cupcakes with chocolate buttercream at your next Halloween party!   

Servings 12 cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond essence
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar, About 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. 

  2. Whisk together the milk, vanilla and almond essence. In a small bowl, sift the dry ingredients together. Add the dry ingredients and milk mixture in 3 additions, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. 

  3. Spoon the cupcake mixture into the liners, filling it 3/4 cups of the way. Bake the cupcakes at 350F for 20 minutes or until cooked. Leave the cupcakes in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Wait till the cupcakes are completely cooled before icing.