Magnolia Bakery’s cult-favorite vanilla cupcakes

Want to impress your friends — and your taste buds? Steal this easy-to-follow recipe for the “Sex and the City” ladies’ preferred dessert, the famous Magnolia Bakery cupcakes. Take your pick of either luscious vanilla or chocolate buttercream icing and serve for the ultimate in delicious, chic entertaining.

Magnolia Bakery cupcakes
Servings:

Makes 2 dozen cupcakes

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
    • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Vanilla buttercream icing
Servings:

Makes enough for one 2-layer 9-inch cake or 2 dozen cupcakes

Ingredients

    • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
    • 6-8 cups confectioners’ sugar
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Chocolate buttercream icing
Servings:

Makes enough for one 2-layer 9-inch cake or 2 dozen cupcakes

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 9 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled to lukewarm
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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