Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcakes

Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcakes

Happy Memorial Day! I think a holiday celebrating the brave men and woman who protect our Freedom calls for cupcakes. While definitely not ideal for shipping overseas, I know these Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcakes will bring a smile to any serviceman’s face when delivered with a “Thank you”.

Sprinkles Cupcakes is the only place where I have ever loved the vanilla cupcake with vanilla icing more than chocolate. That’s right, more than chocolate!

Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcakes

Sprinkles Cupcakes opened up a store in Atlanta several months ago, and my Husband and I were there the day opened. What of it?

Hubs and I have had a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) obsession with Cupcake Wars for several years now. We have seen every single episode; we ate macarons at the Paris bakery where Florian was executive pastry chef; we search for Cupcake Wars winners in every new city that we visit; and we are obsessed with Sprinkles Cupcakes, but I think I already mentioned that one!

Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcakes

My husband and I were eagerly waiting for months for the new Atlanta shop to open and the night before he said, “I would probably break the law right now to have a Sprinkles cupcake.”

He was 100% serious.

Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcakes

I have been scouring the Internet for Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcake recipes for months to try and replicate the dense, chewy texture and perfect vanilla flavor at home, and I think I have finally found it. For the vanilla cupcake recipe I adapted a recipe I found at Layers of Happiness and I modified the “official” Sprinkles vanilla frosting recipe that I found on Food.com. Quite frankly, I felt the one posted couldn’t possibly be right because it didn’t have any vanilla bean paste in it, so I changed it. And bumped up the vanilla extract.

Don’t judge! It’s the only flavor!

Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcakes

My Husband and I actually thought these cupcakes were better than the original. But you’ll have to be the judge of that!

Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcakes

You’ll never need another vanilla cupcake recipe again because these are the BEST! I actually used the same cake recipe in these Salted Caramel Cupcakes. Swoon.

Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcakes

Want to laugh? This is me at the Sprinkles Cupcakes’ ATM. That’s right I said cupcake ATM!

Sprinkles Cupcakes ATM Atlanta

 

Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcakes

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcakes

This recipe for Sprinkles Copycat Vanilla Cupcakes with vanilla icing is even better than the original! Moist, dense cake that is packed with vanilla flavor

Ingredients

    For the Cupcakes:
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 ¼ cups sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 ½ cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ½ cups confectioner sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

    For the cupcakes:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line 2 muffin tins with 24 cupcake liners.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating to combine after each addition.
  4. Add vanilla, sour cream and almond extract, beating until just combined.
  5. Reduced the mixer speed to low and stir in the flour in several additions. Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir the last bit of flour in with a spatula until just combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Scoop batter into cupcake liners and bake in preheated oven for 14-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few clinging crumbs.
  7. Allow to cool completely before icing.
  8. For the Frosting:
  9. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar and salt on medium-high speed until combined, then add cream, vanilla extract and vanilla paste and continue to beat until light and fluffy.
  10. You can either smooth the frosting on the cooled cupcakes with a small offset spatula à la Sprinkles, or you can just pipe it on. Personally I find piping easier!

Notes:

Cupcake recipe adapted from Layers of Happiness and the Vanilla Frosting recipe was modified from Food.com

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Comments

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      I thought I didn’t like vanilla cake until I tried Sprinkles cupcakes and these are even better! Thanks for the pin! I hope you do try them soon! The cupcake ATM is TROUBLE!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Is it sad that I just figured out that they aren’t making any more new Cupcake Wars? Noooo!

      They just put a Sprinkles Cupcake ATM in NYC…you got out just in time! Or you would have been paid a visit by the Wedding Fairy and we know what she’s like! ;-)

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      They are soooooo good! It takes a damn good vanilla cupcake for me to pass over the chocolate!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Hi Jackie! I used a small offset spatula. I placed a large dollop in the center of the cupcake and then used the spatula to flatten it out on top while pushing the frosting to the edges. I added more as I went along if the frosting wouldn’t reach the edges. Then I scraped all the excess frosting off my spatula before starting on the sides. I held the cupcake by the base in my left hand (on the counter or other flat surface) and then placed the offset spatula on a slight angle on the edge of the frosting. I slowly rotated the cupcake with my left and and held the spatula steady with my right until I had gone all the way around. The key is a light touch because otherwise too much frosting will come off and you will be left with a bare cake! I then scraped off any excess frosting from my spatula onto the rim of my frosting bowl and went back to adjust any imperfections. It took a while for me to come up with a system and then to get them as perfect as you see in the pictures! Using more frosting on each cupcake would make it easier but my husband doesn’t like a lot! Fortunately this type of frosting technique is very forgiving, so you can add more or take off excess as you go! Good luck!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      I’ve only been to two: one in Scotsdale, AZ and the new on in Atlanta. We’ve tried 60% of their flavors including the red velvet! Vanilla and the triple cinnamon remain our favorites! I hope you do try it out! Maybe you can even coax your chocoholic son to try one! :-)

  1. kita says

    They look soooo good! And I’m so glad you cracked opena cake so that we all could see the texture. A lot of bloggers don’t do that and it’s annoying as crap! LOL….I will definitely try these. Thank you……………

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      lol! I have to agree that is annoying. It’s all about the texture of the cake! I have at least one “interior” picture unless the photos came out too horrible to post! I hope you do try them! So yummy!

      • kita says

        Hahaaa!! I will let you know how it goes! Thank you for replying! I love to cook and bake and will be food-blogging myself this summer! :)))…Thank you again!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      These are definitely a worthy substitution! LOL my Husband and I saw a Sprinkles for the first time in Scotsdale, AZ and we literally ran to it.

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