Old-Fashioned Cupcakes Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 40 MINUTES

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  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour, (not self-rising)
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla, divided
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature, for frosting
  • 8 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk


Preheat oven to 325°. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.


Combine in a bowl both flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix on low speed until combined for about 3 minutes. Add in 2 sticks of cubed butter, mixing until just coated with flour.


Add eggs 1 at a time until combined. Slowly add milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla to batter until completely mixed scraping down the bowl as you mix.


Scoop batter into baking cups filling about 2/3 full. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.


Cool and decorate with Old Fashioned Frosting.


Old-Fashioned Frosting:

Cream softened butter and add 4 cups confectioner's sugar, milk and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat with paddle attachment until smooth gradually add the rest of sugar to reach frosting consistency.

Old-Fashioned Cupcakes


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