Basic Vanilla Cupcakes

Basic Vanilla Cupcakes

This recipe can be used time and again for parties, holidays, and to make Nick Jr. character cupcakes. Kids can help with cupcake liners, stirring, and decorating.

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Basic Vanilla Cupcakes
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.
Parent Supervision Needed
This recipe requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or hot pans.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.
More for Parents
This recipe is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.

Servings: 24

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: 20-25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
Tip: To soften the butter, you can take it out of the refrigerator and unwrap it thirty minutes before you need to use it, or you can microwave for a few seconds. You want it to be soft, but not melted.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Show kids how to place cupcake liners into the cupcake tin.

  2. Step 2

    In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter by hand with a big spoon. With an electric mixer, beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla.

  3. Step 3

    Combine the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Let kids stir it together. Add this dry mixture to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Kids can stir in the milk until the batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Step 4

    Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

Tip: It's a little extra work to pre-measure the ingredients, but kids love to add stuff to a mixing bowl. Just be sure that they understand that ingredients are added before the electric mixer goes on, and never while it's in motion.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 105
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Sodium: 70mg
  • Total Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Protein: 2g
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