Amy Sedaris' Vanilla Cupcakes

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Obviously this is not my own recipe. Amy Sedaris, so I hear, sells her cupcakes in New York City bakeries. I found this on the web. This was my first time making cupcakes from scratch and I have to say, I was quite proud of the results. I gave them away to friends and family, and everyone loved them.

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  • add   1 lb confectioners' sugar
  • add   1 3/4 cups sugar
  • add   1 1/4 cups milk
  • add   2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • add   2 1/2 cups flour
  • add   2 large eggs
  • add   2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • add   1/4 cup half-and-half
  • add   3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • add   1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • add   1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add in the eggs, two teaspoons vanilla, salt and baking powder. Add flour and milk in batches, starting and ending with flour. Stir until batter is smooth and satiny.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin tins with batter. Bake at 375° for 18- 20 minutes.
  4. For frosting, whip together the box of confectioners' sugar, half-and-half, and one teaspoon vanilla until smooth and fluffy.
  5. Allow cupcakes to cool about 45 minutes and frost.
  6. *HINT* I added about one extra teaspoon of vanilla to the batter.
  7. This recipe didn't specify, but I used all-purpose flour.
  8. To the frosting, I added a bit more half-and-half to reach a thinner consistency.