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Day 32 – Sour Cream Vanilla Cupcakes

1 Sep

First, I gotta wish my friend, Cindy, a very happy birthday!! I’m sure it will be filled with love, laughter and sweets!

Now, I need to thank all of you because yesterday was an EPIC day for My Year of Cupcakes! I got more views in a day than ever before. The video got a great response! I am so excited to get my 2nd month going.

So, I thought we needed something simple and yummy to start off September.  Sour Cream Vanilla Cupcakes (recipe below from seemed like the way to go.

Sour Cream Vanilla Cupcake     mini Sour Cream Vanilla

The cake is a little wet/sticky.  The mini is extremely dense, like pound cake dense.  But they both have a soft vanilla flavor.


Frosting is creamy and soft with a light vanilla flavor.  Not overpowering.

Sour Cream Vanilla Cupcake     Mini Sour Cream Vanilla Cupcake

On the mini, the frosting is too sweet and the cupcake is too dense — it seems mismatched.  Full-size tastes like a white birthday cake.  Nice balance between even, vanilla cake and smooth, sugar frosting.  The cake brings out the sugar in the frosting.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 3.5

– Frosting Taste: 3.5

– Overall Taste: 3.5

– Appearance: 3.5

– Ease of Making: 4

– TOTAL: 18

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Sour Cream Vanilla Cupcakes (recipe from


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup sour cream


1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

3 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Colored sprinkles of your choice

For directions visit

*Tomorrow: Beer & Chocolate Cupcakes*

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