Vanilla Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

Typically I like a cupcake that’s got a little bit of fun to it; peanut butter cupcakes, lemon buttercream cupcakes, etc., but sometimes there’s nothing like a quality classic 🙂

You will need:
1 1/4 cups cake flour (*my first time around I used all purpose flour, which was fine, but cake flour produced a much softer cupcake)
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk

and for the frosting:
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, at room temp
1.5 cups powdered sugar
1.5 cups cold heavy whipping cream
½ tsp vanilla extract

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a cupcake/muffin pan with cupcake liners. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set flour mix aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar. Add vanilla and oil and combine. Reduce mixer speed to low and begin to add in half of the flour and half of the buttermilk, alternating wet and dry ingredients and ending with buttermilk. Beat until just combined. Scoop the batter into a prepared cupcake pan, about 3/4 full. Bake for about 12 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

I came across this frosting recipe recent and knew I had to try it; it’s a much lighter and fluffier take on a cream cheese frosting – the cream cheese kick is still there, but it’s sweeter and not nearly as heavy. It was definitely a hit!

In a standing mixer, using the whisk attachment, whisk whipping cream on high speed, about 1-2 minutes, until fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until combined. Mix in your whipped cream until smooth, and pipe this stuff right on your cooled cupcakes 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Vanilla Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

  1. Maggie M. says:

    Love the frosting!

  2. What a cupcakes! Like from cartoon.

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