Vanilla Cupcakes

By March 18, 2016Cake

The best homemade vanilla cupcakes recipe you will ever make. It’s easy and delicious with any frosting.

Basic recipes are the bomb! You know just what to make when the occasion arises–no sifting through cookbooks or pins. These vanilla cupcakes will be your go-to for every shower, school event, church function, weekend treat, baseball game, birthday party you name it!

They have a lovely buttery flavor that’s not overpowering. I use my Fluffy Vanilla Frosting and chocolate frostings on these cupcakes all the time. They’re great with coconut, cream cheese or flavored frostings too!Vanilla Cupcakes

Unlike many vanilla cupcake recipes, this one doesn’t brown. Don’t look for a golden color as the cake bakes, if you see it they are overdone! They are beautiful blonde cupcakes, with a fine crumb and rich taste. Enjoy!

5 from 2 votes
The best homemade vanilla cupcakes recipe you will ever make. It's easy, tasty and great tasting with any frosting.
Vanilla Cupcakes
Work Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These vanilla cupcakes will be your go-to for every shower, school event, church function, weekend treat, baseball game, birthday party you name it!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Basic vanilla Cupcakes, Vanilla Cupcakes
Yield: 2 dozen standard - 3 dozen mini
Calories: 2108 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups whole milk
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Line cupcake pans with liners; set aside. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light, about 3 min. Add eggs and vanilla and combine, scraping sides of bowl. Stir in flour mixture and milk alternately in 3 parts, starting and ending with flour.
  3. Divide batter among liners; fill standard cups ¾ full and mini cups just below the top. Bake until tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 min for standard, 15 min for mini. Cupcakes will stay a light color, so don’t wait until they are golden. Cool completely on racks.
  4. Ice with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting and decorate with candies.
Recipe Notes

Unlike many vanilla cupcake recipes, this one doesn't brown. Don't look for a golden color as the cake bakes, if you see it they are overdone! They are beautiful blonde cupcakes, with a fine crumb and rich taste. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2108 Calories from Fat 756
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 84g 129%
Saturated Fat 49g 245%
Cholesterol 525mg 175%
Sodium 1080mg 45%
Potassium 922mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 303g 101%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 158g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 57%
Calcium 43.3%
Iron 58.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

by Tara Bench

 

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