Vanilla Cupcakes with Jasmine Buttercream

Vanilla Cupcakes with Jasmine Buttercream

I must admit that this is one of those recipes that came about by chance.  Actually, it was created out of… leftovers.  I once made my Lavender and Jasmine Macarons and did not use all the Jasmine buttercream.  I had no intention of throwing it out and, even though the temptation was quite strong, I resisted the impulse of just scooping it all out and eating it with a spoon!  Luckily I remembered that I had some vanilla cupcakes in the freezer and decided that the pairing would work just fine.  And so it did.  So much so that I made these cupcakes a few more times… from scratch.  Here goes the recipe.  Enjoy!…

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