School Treats (Vanilla Cake Recipe)

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My daughter wanted to make ice cream cone cupcakes to take into school for her birthday treat.  I have a great recipe for vanilla cake so we ran to the store and bought the ice cream cones and then made our batter.  I had store bought vanilla icing and we dyed it blue and added a few fish sprinkles as that’s what she wanted…(can you tell which one is hers?)

Here is our vanilla cake recipe.  It’s as easy as making a boxed cake mix but has no preservatives or unwanted ingredients.

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup milk (you can use almond or rice milk if you choose)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan (9×13 cake pan) or cupcake liners (about 2/3 full) or ice cream cones (filling cones just to the level where the cone stem ends and branches out).

Bake for 18-21 minutes — check by inserting a toothpick and having it come out clean.

Frost with homemade frosting or store bought and decorate.

**I have used this same recipe and instead of vanilla added orange, strawberry, almond or lemon extract.  Always great!!

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