Best Birthday Cupcakes are the perfect dessert recipe for your special celebration! A moist vanilla homemade cake is topped with rich whipped buttercream for a sweet treat everyone will love.
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Best Birthday Cupcakes

Best Birthday Cupcakes are the perfect dessert recipe for your special celebration! A light and moist homemade vanilla cake is topped with rich whipped buttercream and colorful sprinkles for a sweet treat everyone will love.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cupcake, Dessert
Servings: 24
Author: Danielle Green

Ingredients

  • 1 c. salted butter
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 c. cake flour or 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour, but you will get a lighter cupcake with cake flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 batch buttercream
  • 1/4 c. rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg, extracts, milk and sour cream and blend until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and beat slowly until well combined and only a few lumps remain.
  • In lined cupcake pans, fill each cup ¾ full. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Set aside and allow to cool completely.
  • Top each cupcake with buttercream and sprinkles. Enjoy!
  • *Tip* Add the sprinkles after each cupcake is frosted so they stick well to the buttercream.