Ingredients

VANILLA CUPCAKES:
3 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk, divided (250 ml)
2 cups all-purpose flour (240 grams)
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar (300 grams)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, cubed and softened to room temperature (226 grams)
BERRY SWIRL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted (455 grams)
1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature (226 grams)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (60 ml)
1/2 cup berry preserves such as blueberry, strawberry and/or raspberry

Instructions

1.TO MAKE THE CUPCAKES:
2.Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a regular cupcake pan with paper liners or grease with nonstick baking spray.
3.In a bowl, combine eggs, egg yolks, and 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Set aside.
4.In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a large bowl if mixing with hand-held mixer, add flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cubed butter and remaining 1 cup buttermilk.
5.Beat on low speed until moistened, then increase speed to high and beat until light and creamy, about 3-4 minutes, scraping down the bowl once or twice.
6.Add egg mixture in 2 additions, mixing after each.
7.Fill cupcake liners no more than 2/3 full. Bake until tops of cupcakes are barely golden and bounce back when gently pressed, 16-18 minutes.
8.Let cool in pan for a few minutes, than remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
9.TO MAKE FROSTING:
10.In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a large bowl if mixing with hand-held mixer, add powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and cream. Mix on low until moistened, then increase to high and beat until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes, scraping down the bowl once or twice.
11.Brush sides of a piping bag with berry preserves, making anywhere from 2-4 stripes of preserves.
12.Carefully add frosting to piping bag.
13.Pipe swirled frosting onto cooled cupcakes.
14.Cupcakes will keep for a few days at room temperature, but they will hold up better chilled in the fridge.

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