Copycat Georgetown Cupcake Recipe

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Few things are as iconic as the Georgetown Cupcake. Now, you can make it yourself with this copycat Georgetown cupcake recipe. Impress everyone you know with cupcakes that taste and look just like the real thing.

How to Make Copycat Georgetown Cupcake

If you browse my blog, you’ll see how much I love making cupcakes. They are the perfect dessert for parties. I love how they are already portioned out.

And cupcakes are so fun to decorate. You can make Christmas trees out of frosting, or decorate them with candies on top.

The sky is the limit with cupcakes. And the masters of cupcakes comes from Georgetown, right outside of Washington D.C.

Now you can make your very own Georgetown cupcakes. I mastered a recipe that tastes almost identical to those perfect pastries.

Make these for a birthday party, or bake a dozen for the next bake sale. They will sell out!

Copycat Georgetown Cupcakes Shopping List

Before you make these for yourself, here is what you will need from the store:

What Makes My Copycat Georgetown Cupcakes Taste Like the Real Thing

I’m about to share the secret with you.

It’s pretty amazing.

After making a lot of homemade cupcakes, and all of them tasting close to the real thing, I think I found out what makes the Georgetown cupcakes so amazing.

First, you need more than just butter. Use European sweet cream butter. For some reason, this butter adds a deeper flavor profile. When you eat the cupcakes, you’ll taste just a hint of sweet butter.

Next, using vanilla bean paste instead of vanilla extract changes the richness of the cupcakes. Using vanilla bean paste makes every single flavor in the cupcake come alive!

Copycat Georgetown Cupcake Recipe

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Copycat Georgetown Cupcake Recipe

How do you make the best cupcakes at home? Use this copycat Georgetown cupcake recipe and you will never make a boxed mix again.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword Cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 597kcal
Author Aprilgolightly


For the cupcakes:

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup butter unsalted
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 3 cup powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 3 tbs heavy whipping cream


For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Set up your cupcake pan with liners
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer or Kitchenaid on medium to high for 30 seconds.
  • Now add sugar, and vanilla to the butter and beat until combined.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Alternate, the flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is well mixed together
  • Fill the cupcake pan liners 2/3 with cake batter
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before frosting

For the frosting:

  • In large mixing bowl, beat butter, vanilla bean paste and cream cheese on high speed until fluffy
  • Add 3 cups of sugar, one at a time.
  • add in heavy cream if frosting is looking like sugar pebbles.
  • Scrape the sides to get all of the sugar.
  • Mix until your frosting is stiff and wont fall off the whisk.
  • Pipe the cupcake using a star tip and top with edible pearls.
Nutrition Facts
Copycat Georgetown Cupcake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 597 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 60g67%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 89mg9%
Vitamin A 955IU19%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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