The best homemade vanilla cupcakes recipe you will ever make. They’re 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!
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These vanilla cupcakes have a lovely buttery flavor that’s not overpowering. I use my Fluffy Vanilla Frosting on these cupcakes all the time. They’re great with Chocolate Frosting, coconut, cream cheese or flavored frostings too!
When you need a go-to, basic vanilla cupcake these are my favorite. They are sturdy and hold frosting and decorations like a charm, but the crumb is tender and light and the taste is delicious.
Bake these vanilla cupcakes for all your events
I love using these cupcakes for other creations too:
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.
How many cupcakes does this recipe make?
You can make mini cupcakes or standard size. This vanilla cupcake recipe makes about 3 dozen mini cupcakes, and 2 dozen standard sized. I love to bake them in cupcakes papers so they are easy to transport and serve.
Bake them in a sturdy pan like this muffin tin. Enjoy all the creations you can come up with using this recipe!
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These vanilla cupcakes will be your go-to for every shower, school event, church function, weekend treat, baseball game, birthday party you name it!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ¾ tsp salt
- 12 tbsp unsalted butter softened
- 1½ cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1¼ cups whole milk
- Heat oven to 350ºF. Line cupcake pans with liners; set aside. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
Ice with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting and decorate with candies.
Makes 3 dozen Mini 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!
by Tara Teaspoon