Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes

by jerseygirl on April 25, 2009 · 37 comments

The spring produce is finally starting to hit the stores. I am loving all the plentiful fresh asparagus and strawberries. Get a good look at these big , beautiful strawberries I purchased this week.

I love eating strawberries in my cereal or with a little fresh whipped cream on them. But I thought it would be nice to make some vanilla cupcakes as pedestals for the berries. I searched for the perfect cupcake and found it on Baking Bites. These vanilla buttermilk cupcakes are moist but light and will be my “go to” cupcake recipe. Once you make these, I don’t think you will ever use boxed mix again.

I covered some of the cupcakes with sweetened whipped cream and others with a butter cream frosting. When I made the butter cream, I didn’t measure out the ingredients so next time I will make sure to do so. The frosting had a slight tint of strawberry jam. We still have a bowl of frosting left and I have caught some family members eating it by the spoon. I won’t mention any names though.

The weather is almost 90 degrees today so I am going to come up with a creative frozen drink tonight. Hopefully I’ll have that for you next week. Enjoy your weekend!

Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes

1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
¼ cup butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ tsp almond extract
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350F. Place liners in a 12 cup muffin tin. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until it looks creamy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla and almond extracts until mixture is smooth. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until almost combined. Add buttermilk and stir, again, until almost combined. Add the rest of the flour and stir until all ingredients are mixed in. Divide batter evenly into muffin cups. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350F, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool for 10 minutes and then remove from the muffin pan. Cool completely before frosting. Makes 12 cupcakes

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Karen April 25, 2009 at 7:55 pm

I love anything with buttermilk in it! These look so springy!

Heather April 25, 2009 at 8:33 pm

yum!! those sound completely delicious! and those strawberries look GORGEOUS!

Katrina April 25, 2009 at 8:50 pm

M, m, m, m, mmmm! They look great! I love berry season!

Donna-FFW April 25, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Lisa- These look so yummy and moist. I can NOT wait to go strawberry picking soon. mid-May. Can you believe this weather it was gorgeous here in NJ today, tomorrow too ..yay!

Mary April 26, 2009 at 12:51 am

I can’t believe it’s warmer in New Jersey than in Oregon. Love your cupcakes.

Ciao Chow Linda April 26, 2009 at 7:35 am

I’m eating strawberries and yogurt right now as I type (ambidexterous I am) and your post offers yet another temptation! It’s really summer weather here in NJ, isn’t it?

Bunny April 26, 2009 at 9:22 am

I’m so surprised at the strawberries that are in the store now!! They looked so good again that I bought 2 more containers!! You cuppies look so good, vanilla and strawberries…PERFECT!!

kat April 26, 2009 at 11:00 am

I’ve been looking for a better yellow cupcake recipe so I’ll have to try these

That Girl April 26, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I haven’t made cupcakes in a little over 2 months – I’m starting to get the itch!

Dawn April 26, 2009 at 4:19 pm

I LOVE buttermilk in baked goods! I have never made them in a cupcake way though. Looks really good. And yes, I love the giant sweet strawberries.

Kerstin April 26, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I’m a huge fan of buttermilk in baked goods too and these look great! The strawberries are beautiful – yay for spring produce!!

Maria April 26, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Love your cupcakes, so fun for spring!

justjoycee April 26, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Looks awesome!!!

Clumbsy Cookie April 26, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Lovely cupcakes! I would eat the fosting by the spoon too, lol! Don’t tell anyone!

melissa April 26, 2009 at 6:46 pm

That wouldn’t have been YOU eating it from the spoon would it? No, of course not. 😉

Strawberries in season are so beautiful and the cupcakes sound great. I have everything here to make them but the berries.

Kat April 26, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Those look fantastic. mmm now I know what I will be making to go with the strawberries I picked up the other day.

Thanks for sharing.

Culinary Cory April 26, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Those strawberries looks amazingly fresh! Love the rich red color.

Sharon April 27, 2009 at 12:47 am

The last batch of strawberries i bought were just mediocre. These look juicy and plump! Yum!

Debbie April 27, 2009 at 10:47 am

Those look delicious! So pretty with the strawberry. We are getting plenty of strawberries down here too….Wish they were fresh like they are now year round!

The Food Hunter April 27, 2009 at 11:05 am

I love stawberries too and those cupcakes look like the perfect thing to eat with them.

Pam April 27, 2009 at 11:52 am

These are so cute and tasty too. I really need to make more cupcakes – they make me smile.

Lucy April 27, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Your cupcakes look awesome!!

The Blonde Duck April 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm

I love cupcakes!

Aggie April 27, 2009 at 8:11 pm

What a great go to cupcake, I love buttermilk! Those strawberries look delicious! I’m so happy your weather finally got nice for you!! Enjoy it!

EAT! April 27, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Oh I am waiting for the frozen drink creation. Aren’t you loving this crazy warm weather?!

Patsyk April 27, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Those cupcakes look delicious! With the berries they are perfect for this time of year.

Selba April 28, 2009 at 12:04 am

I’ve never tried buttermilk cupcakes. A nice recipe to try 🙂

Snooky doodle April 28, 2009 at 1:38 am

oh these look delicous . I like the straberry in the middle 🙂

mikky April 28, 2009 at 6:02 am

wow, must be so good… 🙂

Stacey Snacks April 28, 2009 at 9:23 am

Why does buttermilk make cakes so good? I love any cake with buttermilk!

Jeff April 28, 2009 at 11:34 am

Perfect pedestal for strawberries. This time of year they are so freaking perfect they never make it out of the garden before I have consumed them.

I would glady eat that frosting directly out of the bowl too.

Jeena April 28, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Gorgeous cakes, especially with those fresh strawberries. I love strawberries so much and I think it is great when you can find those big juicy ones!

Priscilla April 28, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Anything strawberry is good for me. The cupcakes look delicious!

Maria♥ May 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm

These cupcakes are so cute!!


Wok Through the Fire May 3, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Oh I will have to try these! My husband and I love to try new cupcake recipes 🙂

Lyndsey July 26, 2009 at 3:49 am

Yay! Thanks for the idea…I've come up with my favorite frostings, but I need more fave cupcake recipes!

Ibanel October 24, 2009 at 7:07 am

I have just finished baking….delicious!!


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