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Patriotic Hi-Hat Cupcakes! (with a fun surprise-inside!)

The Perfect White Cupcakes

I think it’s safe to say that I love all things surprise-inside. These hi-hat cupcakes are a perfect way to celebrate with the classic red, white and blue theme, but to pleasantly surprise family and friends!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Perfect White Cupcakes, The Perfect White Cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 muffins
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1/2 c 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 c sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 c whole milk room temperature
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffins tins. (This recipe yielded 15 muffins for me.)
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together room temperature butter and sugar on mediumhigh until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and add in eggs, one at a time and mix until just blended.
  4. Add in vanilla and milk and mix for about 30 seconds on low. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

  5. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake until tops are just dry to the touch, 18 to 20 minutes.

  6. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack.
  7. Let cupcakes cool completely and dry before topping with frosting.