Old Fashioned Cupcakes

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by cookiedog

If your grandmother made cupcakes, they probably tasted like these ;) Saw these made on Paula Deen's show yesterday and they sure were cute! Recipe courtesy Cheryl Day. You may want to cut the frosting recipe in half as it makes a lot.

Top Review by Roxygirl in Colorado

I made these for a bake sale and decorated with blue/white jimmies (school's colors). I had a question about whether the butter should be room temp. or chilled. I used chilled and some of the chunks of butter remained in my batter. The cupcakes baked up great, however, and had a delicious taste/texture. I was able to get about 29 cupcakes from the batter. Also, I was short on powdered sugar and meant to use the 5 cups I had (and then go to the store to get more) but the frosting seemed ok as is, so I didn't have to go to the store! Thanks so much, Cookiedog! Roxygirl

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
  2. Combine in a bowl both flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix on low speed until combined for about 3 minutes. Add in cubed butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
  3. Add eggs 1 at a time until combined. Slowly add milk and vanilla to batter until completely mixed scraping down the bowl as you mix.
  4. Scoop batter into baking cups filling about 2/3 full. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.
  5. Cool and decorate with Old Fashioned Frosting.
  6. Frosting: Cream softened butter and add 4 cups sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat with paddle attachment until smooth gradually add the rest of sugar to reach frosting consistency*.
  7. *Cook's Note: Add more sugar to get this consistency.

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