In a large stand mixer combine all cake ingredients and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
You may need to scrape down the sides halfway through the mixing process.
Generously spray 2 standard muffin tins (12 each) with cooking spray.
Spoon 1/4 cup of cake batter in each cup.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the center of the cupcakes are set and cooked through.
Remove from the oven and cool in the pans for 10 minutes.
Gently run a butter knife around the edges of each cupcake.
Pop out each cupcake and place onto a cooling rack that has been placed on top of a cookie sheet.
Cool completely before frosting. About 1 hour.