Vanilla Bean Cupcake

Vanilla Bean Cupcake

These bright and colorful cupcakes from blogger Sugar Coates Bakery will be a hit at your next gathering.

Prep Time
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Vanilla Bean Cupcake
Sophie Coates
Meet the Chef: Sophie Coates

Sophie is a Baltimore-based, self taught baker, and mom of four. She loves creating sweet treats for special occasions and celebrations!

15 cupcakes
Vanilla Bean Cupcake
  • 1 cup of Domino® Golden Sugar
  • 1.5 cups of cake flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 stick of unsalted butter – room temperature
  • 2 large eggs – room temperature
  • 1/3 cup of sour cream – room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of Safflower oil
  • 1 tablespoons of vanilla bean paste (can substitute for pure vanilla extract)
  • 2/3 cup of whole milk – room temperature
Vanilla Buttercream
  • 3 sticks of unsalted room temperature* butter
  • 1 pound of Domino® Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
Vanilla Bean Cupcake

Step 1

Preheat over to 325 F.

Step 2

Line the cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

Step 3

In the bowl of stand mixer, add the dry ingredients — Golden Sugar, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix together until combined.

Step 4

Add the room temperature butter to the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until you have what looks like a sand mixture —fine crumbs.

Step 5

In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, sour cream, oil, and vanilla bean paste until fully incorporated

Step 6

Add the wet ingredients to the flour/sugar and mix on low/medium until combined.

Step 7

Add the milk and stir on low speed until all the ingredients are combined. Be careful not to overmix.

Step 8

Pour batter evenly amongst cupcake liners to about 1/2 way up the liner.

Step 9

Bake for 17-20 minutes depending on your oven.

Step 10

Remove cupcakes carefully from the cupcake tray as soon as they have finished baking. Once removed, cool on a cooling rack.

Vanilla Buttercream

Step 1

Cream the butter on medium/high in a stand mixer for about 3 minutes until you notice the butter has gotten lighter (whiter) in color.

Step 2

Add the Powdered Sugar, milk, and vanilla extract into the bowl with the butter. Using a rubber spatula incorporate the ingredients a little before turning the mixer on low speed.

Step 3

When all the ingredients have been incorporated turn the mixer back up to medium/high speed for 2 minutes. The frosting should be thick and fluffy as well as white in color.

Step 4

Once again, using a rubber spatula, smooth out some of the air bubbles and add in any colors you would like to use.

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