Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sugar Cookie Cupcakes with Very Vanilla Frosting and a Cupcake Cupcake Topper

This was my birthday cupcake.

For those of you that know me, you know my birthday was back in November. These adorable little cupcakes were in fact the cupcakes I made for my birthday. You see, I made a lot of cupcakes in 2010 which have now turned in a backlog of recipes and pictures that I need to share with you. In total I have seven cupcake recipes that I want to share with you. I thought about doing a month of cupcakes, but I don't want you to get bored so I am going to spread them out. It works out well because this is my busiest time of year at work and I may not be baking every week.

Anyway, back to these cupcakes. Vanilla has to be one of my favorite flavors, if not my favorite. Since I love vanilla so much I decided that was exactly what I wanted for my birthday. The last several years Zack baked my birthday treat, but unfortunately he was out of town for work on my birthday this past year. Several people offered to make me something, but I really wanted to make these cupcakes and that is exactly what I did. They were so delicious! The cupcake was wonderful and the frosting is my absolute favorite frosting. I have to chew gum while making it and decorating or else I eat it straight out of the bowl. I got the idea for the adorable little cupcake toppers (which are frosted mini Reese's cups) from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. She has a ton of great stuff on her blog, so if you have not checked it out, you definitely should.

Sugar Cookie Cupcakes
recipe by Baked Perfection

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sour cream

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla; mix well. Add the flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream (batter will be thick). Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups with 1/4 cup of batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Recipe makes approximately 30 cupcakes.

Very Vanilla Frosting
recipe by Baked Perfection

2 sticks of butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 -4 tablespoons milk

Beat butter and vanilla until creamy. Add salt. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, beating until combined. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach desired consistency.


  1. Just made these! My son they are 3 times better than the ones he had at church(also homemade). Thanks!!

  2. Just made these! My son said they are 3 times better than the ones he had at church(also homemade) ;-)

  3. We cannot stop eating this batter, the cupcakes look perfect, and although I was certain while pouring a WHOLE quarter cup into each cup was going to be FAR too much, it is PERFECT! Obey and use 1/4 cup!!! My husband hates all things cake, except one coffee cake his mom makes, this batter left him speechless. The cupcakes are cooling (25 minutes was slightly too long) but they look wonderful!! I am pumped!

  4. These were terrific. I've been looking for a good white cake that wasn't overly sweet. Thank you!

  5. best cupcake recipe!! this has become my go-to recipe for every special occasion. everyone loves them! thanks for sharing :)

  6. can buttermilk be used instead of sour cream If so how much buttermilk do i use and will anything in the recipe amount wise need adjusted? can i use/add lemon extract also without taking anything else out of the recipe How much lemon extract would i use Thanks