Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓


  2. 3/4 cup sugar

  3. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter , at room temperature

  4. 1/2 cup whole milk

  5. 1 large egg

  6. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  8. 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder


  11. 2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar

  12. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  13. 2 tablespoons whole milk

  14. 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F with rack in middle. Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with paper liners.

  2. Beat sugar and butter together with an electric mixer until well combined. Beat in egg until combined then beat in milk, vanilla, and salt.

  3. Stir together flour and baking powder then beat into batter just until incorporated.

  4. Divide batter between cupcake liners and bake until pale golden and centers are just firm to the touch, 20 to 25 minutes. (toothpick inserted into center should come out clean.)

  5. Cool cupcakes in the tray 5 minutes then transfer to a rack and cool completely.

  6. When cupcakes are cool, beat confectioners sugar and butter together with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Add milk and vanilla and beat at high speed until light and fluffy.

  7. Cupcakes, without frosting, can be stored up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature. Frosted cupcakes can be kept chilled 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.


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