This is another great recipe I found a few years ago in my local paper. These cupcakes are so moist and full of flavor! They have become a special treat in our house. Enjoy!
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 egg yolk
1/1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fit a 12 cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
2. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. One by one, mix in eggs, the egg yolk, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing until smooth. Spoon out the batter.
3. Bake for about 25 minutes. Cool. Top with your favorite frosting.
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