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.
- 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
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.