The Best Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

2020-02-18
4 Stars (5 Voters)
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Learn how to make homemade vanilla cupcakes. These cupcakes are moist, soft and rich. In this recipe I topped the cupcakes with simple buttercream frosting. They are perfect for birthdays, holidays and any occasion.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
12
PREP TIME
30 Minutes
WORK TIME
15 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
American
INGREDIENTS

    For the cupcakes:

    • 1¼ cups (156g) Flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
    • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. (125g) Sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
    • 1/2 cup (115g) Butter, softened
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk/Milk
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable oil or 1/2 cup sour cream

    For the frosting:

    • 1/2 cup (115g) Butter, softened
    • 1½ cups (190g) Powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons Milk
DIRECTIONS

1. Make the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350F (175C).

2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at the time, beating until combined after each addition. Add oil, vanilla extract, buttermilk and beat until combined.

3. Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until well combined.

4. Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, about 3/4 of the way full.

5. Bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes on a wire rack.

6. Make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Beat in powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating in between. Add vanilla extract, milk and beat until incorporated. Transfer to a piping bag.

7. Frost the cupcakes as desired.

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COMMENTS (1)
  • A
    Amulya
    4/29/2020

    Any substitute for buttermilk?

    Reply
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