If I was given the choice to choose between a chocolate cupcake and this vanilla cupcake, I would choose these vanilla bean cupcakes every dang time. Considering I’m the girl who is addicted to chocolate, that says a lot!
This cupcake is like biting into a vanilla frosted cloud. It’s so moist, light, and flavorful. These are made with both vanilla extract and a vanilla bean so they have twice the amount of flavor compared to other vanilla cupcakes.
I bought my vanilla beans at Home Goods, believe it or not! I know you can buy them at Whole Foods, and probably most other grocery stores. They are a little bit pricy, but completely worth it. The vanilla bean in this recipe puts these cupcakes in a class of their own. You can omit the vanilla bean if absolutely necessary, although I would not recommend it.
The rest of this recipe includes ingredients you should have readily available in your kitchen. It includes flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, salt, and milk. I used skim milk in this recipe, but you could use any type of milk you have on hand.
The frosting on top of this cupcake is divine. It’s a vanilla buttercream and goes absolutely perfect with these cupcakes! Just pipe it on top of your cupcakes, and I guarantee you will impress everyone!