Note: does not include frosting. French meringue buttercream frosting goes well.
Preheat oven to 375F. Place baking cups in muffin pan.
Place all ingredients in bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix on low speed until thoroughly combined, scraping bowl frequently. Increase speed to medium and beat for four minutes. Pour into muffin cups.
Bake 17 minutes (Colorado altitude), or until a toothpick does not draw any liquid. Do not over bake. cool on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove cupcakes from pan and continue cooling on rack.