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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cupcakes
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.


Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1.5mg