Perfect Yellow Cupcakes {with amazing Chocolate Buttercream}

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These Ultimate Yellow Cupcakes combined with an astonishing Whipped Chocolate Buttercream are the ideal method to make the most of your kind of cake! I love imparting treats to you, so after you have saved this formula.

This is the thing that I have said to myself many occasions throughout the most recent 3 weeks. I have tried a LOT of cupcake plans, and none of them appeared to be satisfactory. They were an excess of like cornbread, or had no flavor, or had an unusual surface, or even neglected to at any point rise! Furthermore, indeed, despite the fact that I have made no under 37,541 cupcakes in my day to day existence, there isn’t anything very like the mistake of opening the broiler just to see an indented wreck inside.

Fortunately I arrived upon a formula that was family affirmed, church woman endorsed, and most amazing aspect all… affirmed by me! (apparently the hardest pundit) I have matched it with a tasty Whipped Chocolate Buttercream on the grounds that that is the thing that bodes well in this insane world.

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INGREDIENTS

YELLOW CUPCAKES

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks or 169g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • 3 Eggs, (3/4 cup, 180g, or 6ounces) room temperature
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 1/4 cup (287g) sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups (312g) cake flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups (500g) powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup (94g) cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp. (60ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch table salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  3. With mixer on medium-low, add the eggs 1 at a time, allowing them to incorporate before adding next.
  4. With mixer off, add the vanilla, almond extract, and sour cream. Turn mixer on low until incorporated then high for about 1 minute.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift at least 2 times.
  6. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Remove bowl from mixer and finish stirring with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed.
  7. Using a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop or a measuring cup, divide batter into cupcake pans.
  8. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until cupcake springs back when pressed in the center.
  9. Chocolate Buttercream
  10. In a the bowl of an stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, whisk butter and sugar on medium-high speed until very pale and fluffy, or about five minutes.
  11. Be sure to stop at least once and scrape the bowl.
  12. With the mixer off, add in cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt.
  13. Turn mixer on low and blend for about 30 seconds.
  14. One tablespoon at a time, add in heavy cream.
  15. Once all cream has been added and mixture is mostly combined, turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  16. Now turn the mixer onto medium-high to high and whisk for 3-5 minutes or until mixture is light and
  17. fluffy. The frosting will be shiny and seem to have many large air bubbles throughout and this is exactly what we are going for. (You can smooth those out on the cake if so desired.)
  18. Allow cupcakes to cool before frosting.
  19. Recipe makes about 24-30 cupcakes.
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