Oh, and Happy Birthday Marines! Semper Fi to all of you that serve/ed and sacrifice for this country. Thank you.
Let's get to the delicious stuff. Today is Vanilla Cupcake Day!
And. this is personally my FAVORITE Vanilla Cupcake recipe because it's so super vanilla-y.
1 3/4 C. cake flour
1 1/4 C. all-purpose flour
2 C. sugar
1 T. baking powder
3/4 t. salt
1 C. unsalted butter, cubed
4 L. eggs
1 C. whole milk
1 t. vanilla extract
1 Vanilla Bean
Preheat oven to 325°.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix on low speed until combined.
Add butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
Add the scrapings of the vanilla bean, mix on low for 30 seconds or until the beans are evenly distributed.
In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla.
With mixer on medium speed, add wet ingredients in 3 parts, scraping down sides of bowl before each addition; beat until ingredients are incorporated.
Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about two-thirds full.
Bake, rotating pan halfway through, 17 to 20 minutes.