LIGHT AND FLUFFY YELLOW CUPCAKES

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LIGHT AND FLUFFY YELLOW CUPCAKES

INGREDIENTS
  1.  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (7 1/2 ounces)
  2.  1 cup granulated sugar (7 ounces)
  3.  1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4.  1/4 teaspoon salt
  5.  8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  6.  1/2 cup sour cream, light or regular
  7.  1 large egg, room temperature
  8.  2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  9.  1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Make sure an oven rack is positioned in the middle of the oven. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl (or in the bowl of an electric stand mixer). Add the butter, sour cream, egg, egg yolks and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until the batter is smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and mix for a few more seconds, if needed, until no more dry pockets of flour remain. The batter will be thick - don't be alarmed!