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Big_game_cupcake_370x270Big Game Cupcakes



1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup whole milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup sour cream

8 (1 stick) tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs


Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper lines

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt

Whisk together milk, vanilla and sour cream

Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each.

Add 1/3 of flour mixture, then 1/2 of milk mixture; repeat, ending with flour. Mix until just combined.

Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.

Tip: Make the cupcakes two weeks ahead, wrap well and freeze; thaw before decorating.