Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes (adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe)
 
Makes 18 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 TBSP white vinegar
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 12 TBSP butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and place 18 cupcake liners in the pans.
  2. Combine the white vinegar with the milk and set aside for it to sour.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl. In a Kitchenaid mixer, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and yolk, one at a time to the butter and sugar mixture. Then add the vanilla.
  4. Add ⅓ of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated. Next add ½ of the buttermilk and mix. Add another ⅓ of the flour mixture and the other ½ of the buttermilk, mixing after each addition. Add the final ⅓ of the flour mixture and beat until everything is combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling only halfway. Bake for 14-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, or with just a little bit of crumbs.
  6. Let cool, and frost with your favorite frosting. Any flavor would go well with these cupcakes.
Recipe by It's Always Someone's Birthday at http://www.itsalwayssomeonesbirthday.com/2012/09/vanilla-buttermilk-cupcakes.html