Easy Birthday Cupcakes
These cupcakes have homemade appeal and are as easy as those from the box.
Why This Recipe Works
Our Easy Birthday Cupcakes recipe requires no special equipment and a minimum of effort—two bowls and a whisk are all it takes. We combined the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet in another, and then whisked them together until just combined. Delicate cake flour kept the cupcakes’ texture tender. Buttermilk added a rich, tangy flavor to the cakes, and its acidity helped activate the baking soda and baking powder that leavened the cakes.