A friend of mine recently returned from a trip, raving about the most ridiculous cupcake. He implored me to copy it. Always up for a good baking challenge, I delved into the pantry. Low and behold, my brown sugar cupcakes were born. And trust me, you’ll meed to try them. Again. Oh, and again.
Gather all of the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl combine 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Stir to mix and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup loosely packed brown sugar with 1 large egg until smooth. Add in 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Slowly pour in 1/2 cup unsalted butter that has been melted and cooled. Continue to whisk together.
Finally, fold in the flour mixture mixing with a spoon until batter is smooth.
Using a 1/4 cup scoop, add the batter to a cupcake pan filled with liners. Bake for 16-19 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
Ice with your favorite butter cream recipe, or use mine! Dust with some brown sugar.
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