1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
3Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
4Add shortening, milk, and vanilla.
5Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape side of bowl with a spatula.
6Add eggs to the mixture.
7Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape bowl again.
8Beat on high speed for 1 minute 30 seconds until well mixed.
9Spoon cupcake batter into paper liners until 1/2 to 2/3 full.
10Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
11Cool 5 minutes in pans then remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.
12Once cupcakes are completely cooled, frost with your favorite frosting recipe or decorate as you desire.