Yellow Cupcakes With Vanilla Frosting and Nonpareils

Photo by Christopher Baker
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  • Makes 24 cupcakes
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 402 calories
    • Calories 211 calories from fat
    • Fat 24 g
    • Sat Fat 15 g
    • Cholesterol 88 mg
    • Sodium 109 mg
    • Protein 3 g
    • Carbohydrate 46 g
    • Sugar 35 g
    • Fiber 0 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 30 mg


  1. Check 2 1/2cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  2. Check 1 1/2teaspoons baking powder
  3. Check 1/4teaspoon baking soda
  4. Check 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  5. Check 1cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  6. Check 1 1/2cups sugar
  7. Check 2teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  8. Check 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  9. Check 1cup whole milk
  10. Check 1recipe Vanilla Frosting
  11. Check 1/2cup nonpareils


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, then the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions and the milk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).
  4. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin tins and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool.
  5. Spread the frosting on the cupcakes and sprinkle with the nonpareils.