Perfect Yellow Cake Cupcakes

Jim said these are the best cupcakes he has ever eaten. Either this is an amazing recipe, or he is trying to use flattery to get me to bake more cupcakes.

Servings: 12 cupcakes

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
2 large eggs yolks, room temperature
1 egg white, room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
Seven minute icing and garnish (toasted coconut shown) as desired

1-1/2 cups (7-1/2 oz.)  flour
1 cup (7 oz.) granulated sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Make batter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees-F. Combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt in a the work bowl of a stand mixer. Stir with the paddle attachment to combine. Add butter, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes until the batter is smooth. Let batter stand for 5 minutes.

Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Use an ice cream scoop to fill each cup evenly until all batter is used, cups will be full. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, until cupcakes are firm but still moist. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes to cooling rack and let cool completely before icing.

Decorate and serve
Ice cupcakes with desired frosting. Chill cupcakes in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Remove cupcakes from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving.

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