1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line mini-muffin pans with paper liners, set aside. (Recipe makes 48 mini cupcakes but can be baked in shifts.)
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, baking powder, and salt for one minute. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix the vanilla with the milk. Beat the flour into the mixture alternately with the milk/vanilla mixture. Beat just until blended. Drop one tablespoon of batter into each prepared mini-muffin tin.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack approximately 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely.
Frost with your favorite icing.