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Super Moist Vanilla Cupcakes With Vanilla Buttercream

Ingredients
  

  • Vanilla Cupcake:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean or substitute 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 egg whites 1 whole egg
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbs + 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • Vanilla Buttercream:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 4-5 tbs heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • For the Cupcake:
  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • 2. Scrape vanilla bean and add to sugar. Mix around until separated and set aside.
  • 3. Whip the butter until light and fluffy about 2 minutes.
  • 4. Add in the vanilla sugar until fluffy.
  • 5. Beat in the eggs a little at a time.
  • 6. Sift together all dry ingredients and add 1/2 of the flour mixture to the egg mixture.
  • 7. Mix in the sour scream and vanilla until combined.
  • 8. Add milk then pour in the rest of the flour mixture and mix until smooth. Don't over mix!
  • 9. Pour into your cupcake liners and bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • For the frosting:
  • 1. Using the whisk attachment, beat the butter until very light and fluffy for about 4 minutes.
  • 2. Add in half of the confectioner's sugar until incorporated.
  • 3. Mix in the heavy cream and vanilla until smooth.
  • 4. Add in the rest of the confectioner's sugar and whip the frosting until it is really fluffy.
  • *If you want a thinner frosting, add more heavy cream. Add less if you want a thicker frosting.