Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cupcakes
These soft and moist classic vanilla bean buttermilk cupcakes are perfect for any celebration! Thank you, Wilton, for sponsoring this recipe and providing the tools to create these buttermilk cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. All opinions are 100% mine.
You can never have too many vanilla cupcake recipes. They are staples in any baking repertoire and I am always looking for new ones to add to my recipe box. These vanilla bean buttermilk cupcakes are joining my favorites and for a good reason. They are soft, moist, slightly tangy (thanks to the buttermilk) and just perfect every time for your celebrations. From birthday parties to a Valentine’s Day party, they are easy to customize with sprinkles and cupcake toppers!
I get very excited about sprinkles as you can tell from almost every cake or cupcake I make around here. Check out this pink champagne cake or these chocolate cupcakes? Which is why when Wilton asked me if I wanted to take part in their Make Happy Happen Together campaign, I was all over it. I already buy and love their products and so it didn’t take long to convince me to add some more sprinkles and Valentine’s products to my collection especially when it was aimed at creating recipes that focus on connecting with loved ones and creating precious moments.
I love baking with my family, especially my young nieces and my toddler. The toddler doesn’t get as engaged unless we are making a mess which is why he loves sprinkles. Anything that involves decorating with sprinkles gets him excited.
For these vanilla bean buttermilk cupcakes, I wanted a simple project he could be involved with and that he could help decorate as well. The cupcakes are easy to whip up – you combine all the dry ingredients, add in the cold butter and then the wet ingredients. This reverse-creaming method is my new favorite way of making cupcakes. The toddler can help measure out the dry ingredients or putting the cupcake wrappers in the cupcake tin. I used this Wilton cupcake tin for always perfect cupcakes.
The resulting cupcakes are seriously the softest and moistest cupcakes you will ever have. Rich in vanilla flavor (please use vanilla bean if you can) as well as tangy buttermilk, it is the perfect base for any flavors you may want. I decided to do classic whipped vanilla buttercream for these Valentine’s day cupcakes and it was the perfect addition.
To decorate, I used a combination of Wilton Valentine’s Day sprinkles. You can find the ones I used here. I also used these mini heart icing toppers as they were too cute to pass on. These are all easy ways to decorate cupcakes or cakes and especially when you want to include the family in a baking project. These would be cute and perfect for a Galentine’s Day celebration too.
If you are looking for a fun Valentine’s Day baking project, look no further than these vanilla bean buttermilk cupcakes. They are easy to whip up, simple, delicious and very customizable. Don’t forget to get all your baking tools and decorations from Wilton.
Cupcake adapted from The Sweetapolita Bakebook As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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Cupcake adapted from The Sweetapolita Bakebook
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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