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Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
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5 from 6 votes

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

This is the ultimate classic vanilla cupcake recipe, perfectly moist with exceptional taste and texture
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert / Cake
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories:

Ingredients

FOR THE VANILLA CUPCAKES

  • ½ cup / 115g butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup / 150g white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups / 180g all purpose / cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup / 125ml milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

FOR THE VANILLA BUTTERCREAM

  • ½ cup / 115g butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups / 250g powdered / icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon / 15ml milk

Instructions

MAKING THE CUPCAKES

  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and beat well.
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix lightly. Add in the milk and vanilla essence and beat well until combined.
  • Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, fill the batter into cupcake liners. The batter should fill up to ¾ in the cupcake liners.
  • Bake in a preheated oven of 325°F / 170°C for 15 to 20 minutes and until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

MAKING THE VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  • Beat the butter until pale. Add in the powdered sugar/icing sugar and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Add in a little milk to create a softer, smoother frosting.
  • Either pipe or spread the frosting over the cooled cupcakes. Decorate as you prefer.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg