Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Chocolate frosting

Created by Brava



Active Time

~20 min

Total Time

~50 min


  • Cupcakes:
  • 1½ cups cake flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • Chocolate Frosting:
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 5 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

From Your Pantry



stand mixer (optional)

mixing bowls


Brava muffin tin

paper muffin cups

rubber spatula



wire cooling rack

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Eggs, Wheat (Gluten), Milk


  • Sweets
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Brava Accessory
  • Bread
  • Desserts
  • Eggs
  • Muffin Tin
  • Recipes

  1. 1

    Prep cupcake batter

    • In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
    • In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or in large bowl with wooden spoon, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy and well incorporated.
    • Add eggs one at a time and beat or stir until combined, then beat in vanilla extract.
    • Add flour mixture and buttermilk, alternating between flour and buttermilk; mix well.
    • Line Brava muffin tin with paper muffin cups. Using rubber spatula, divide batter among cups, filling each three-fourths full.

  2. 2

    Bake cupcakes

    • Press green button to begin preheating.
    • When Brava is preheated, slide muffin tin into top shelf. Press green button again to begin baking.
    • When your food is done, transfer muffin tin to wire rack and let cool completely.
    • While cupcakes cool, prepare frosting.

  3. 3

    Make chocolate frosting & frost cupcakes

    • In small saucepan over medium heat, combine cream and sugar and heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved.
    • In medium bowl, combine chocolate and warm cream; allow chocolate to melt. Mix until smooth.
    • Whisk butter, 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time, into chocolate mixture, whisking until incorporated before adding more. Let frosting cool until spreadable.
    • Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes.