The extract is optional, but HIGHLY recommended. It really adds the buttery, cake flavour!
* This makes enough for a the cute little dollop of frosting on each cupcake that you see in the picture, if you want them covered with more frosting, double the recipe!
Cupcakes are best fresh, or stored covered at room temperature, and frosted just before serving. If you must frost them in advance, store them in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving. Please note that refrigeration slightly affects the texture.