Ingredients for cupcakes:
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2/3 cup cold milk
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, stir together all dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture; stir in milk.
Bake for 18 - 24 minutes.
Ingredients for frosting:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3 cups confectioners sugar, sifted (more if necessary)
- 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk (more if necessary)
Instructions for frosting:
Beat butter until creamy. Add confectioners sugar and beat until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter. Add vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk and beat until light and fluffy.
If your frosting is to soft or to hard you can add additional milk or sugar at this point a little at a time.
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