Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

A friend’s daughter is getting married.  This is their favorite recipe for vanilla cupcakes.  It is unique, no butter, it calls for oil and buttermilk.  These are moist cakes with a wonderful vanilla flavor.  The strawberry cream cheese frosting is so good, I ate quite a bit of it while I was frosting!

Vanilla Cupcakes:
2½ cups flour
2½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
3 tsp pure vanilla
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350°.  In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  In large bowl with electric mixer, whip eggs.  Add sugar and continue beating at medium speed for about 1 minute.  Add vanilla and oil, beat well.  Rduce speed to low and slowly add half flour mixture.  Add half of buttermilk, then remaining flour mixture, and then remaining buttermilk.  Beat until just combined.  Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.  Bake for 14-18 minutes, until golden and center is set.  Cool completely.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, directly from fridge
1 tsp pure vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
1-4 Tbl milk
2-4 Tbl strawberry jam

With electric mixer, whip together butter and cream cheese until well combined.  Add vanill and powdered sugar on low speed until combined.  Increase speed and beat until fluffy, add strawberry jam and enough milk to make desired frosting consistency.  Frost completely cooled cupcakes.

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