Tonight I used the same recipe from Sept 2, 2012 and I have decided to keep this recipe as my vanilla cupcake. I used 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon of french vanilla flavoring. I used a hand mixer to cream the butter and sugar then used a wooden spoon to stir the milk and dry ingredients into the cream mixture. If you want fluffy, moist cupcakes use the spoon. It works!