Golden Vanilla Dream Cupcake Recipe
unsalted butter, at room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
In a mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy (a few minutes).
Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in vanilla.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Stir dry mixture into wet (butter) mixture alternately with buttermilk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 3 of buttermilk.
Using an ice cream scoop or 1/4 cup measurer, scoop batter into a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners.
Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, until cake tester (toothpicks or skewers work well too), inserted in centre comes out clean.
Let cool in muffin tins for about 5 minutes, then remove and let cool completely before adding icing.
Yield: Makes approximately 24 cupcakes.