Vanilla Buttermilk Mini Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup local buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift all of the dry ingredients together and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together for 3 - 4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, until everything is fully combined. Beat of medium high speed for another 3 - 4 minutes.

Next. alternately add in the sifted flour mixture and the milk + vanilla, being sure to start by adding the flour, and ending by adding the flour. 
The pattern should look like this: 1/3 flour mixture, 1/2 milk, 1/3 flour mixture, 1/2 milk, 1/3 flour mixture.
Be sure you do NOT over-mix the batter, or your cupcakes will turn out tough!

Fill mini cupcake pan with one tablespoon of batter. Bake in oven for 9 - 11 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool on a cooling rack and top with icing of your choice!
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