If you don’t have a vanilla bean handy, you can substitute 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Want to make mini cupcakes? Place mini paper baking cups in mini muffin cups. Make batter as directed and bake about 12 to 15 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans. The recipe will make about 72 mini cupcakes; if you need to reuse the muffin pans, cover and refrigerate the remaining batter until ready to bake, and cool the pans between batches.