Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for vanilla cupcakes that you can try:

Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe


  • 1 and 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat Your Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. This can be done with a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  4. Add Eggs and Vanilla: Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Alternate Adding Dry Ingredients and Buttermilk: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix; overmixing can lead to dense cupcakes.
  6. Fill Cupcake Liners: Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full with the batter. An ice cream scoop can be handy for this.
  7. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Be sure to rotate your pan halfway through to ensure even baking.
  8. Cool: Allow the cupcakes to cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Optional Frosting:

You can frost these cupcakes with your favorite vanilla buttercream frosting. Here’s a simple recipe for vanilla buttercream:

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups (500g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
  2. Gradually add the sifted confectioners’ sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Add the milk, one tablespoon at a time, and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and creamy. If the frosting is too thick, add more milk, a little at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
  4. Frost the cooled cupcakes as desired.

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