miracle whip vanilla cupcakes

i am not a baker.. boy am i not a baker.. but my beautiful niece's baptism was last weekend and i really wanted to bring cupcakes.. soooo here we go..
i made chocolate cupcakes .. but this time i wanted to make vanilla also.. i thought well i used grandmommy's chocolate miracle whip cake to make the chocolate ones why couldn't i use the same recipe for my vanilla ones.. and then it clicked..

if i omit the cocoa and amp up the vanilla i bet it would work.. i had to make some other adjustments but it worked! and it worked our wonderfully!! and soo easy!!!

miracle whip vanilla cupcakes
prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 17-20 minutes
servings: 24 cupcakes


1 1/4 cup sugar
2.5 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup miracle whip
1 cup+ warm water
1 tblsp. vanilla


preheat oven to 350 degrees {f}.. sift dry ingredients together then add miracle whip, water and vanilla... combine all ingredients until mixed well... i use a hand whisk.. spoon batter between 24 liners in your cupcake pan.. bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean...  remove when done and allow to cool completely before adding your frosting..

chocolate frosting


2 sticks {1 cup} softened butter
1/2 cup {8 tblsp.} of cocoa powder
5 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup heavy cream {or milk}
{if you want to make vanilla frosting omit the cocoa powder and amp up the vanilla to 1 tblsp.}


in a medium mixing bowl, whip butter and cocoa until smooth.. add vanilla and slowly the powdered sugar {i used my stand mixer and added the powdered sugar 2 cups at a time with the last time only being 1 cup}.. while the mixer is running and the powdered sugar is thoroughly mixed in slowly stream in cream/milk until frosting reaches your desired consistency... scrape sides down and mix/whip again until fluffy and smooth.. frosts 24 cupcakes..

this beautiful little girl amazes me everyday.. I {heart} her..
enjoy and keep cook'n!!


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