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Vanilla Cupcakes

Chocolate frosting


Serves 12
Active Time:
~20 min
Total Time:
~50 min


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.


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.


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.