Vanilla Cupcakes



20 min


12 cupcakes

* PLUS Baking Time: 20 minutes

Vanilla cupcakes are a classic favourite for a reason, and this scrumptious vanilla cupcakes recipe is as simple as it is foolproof.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg , at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper cups or spray with oil. Place flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Using a fork, stir until evenly mixed. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy, 1 min. Beat in sugar, then eggs one at a time. Don’t worry if mixture separates; it’ll come together when flour is added. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in 1/3 of flour mixture just until blended, then 1/2 of milk. Repeat additions, ending with flour mixture. Beat just until blended after each addition. Divide batter between muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.
  • Bake in centre of oven until a cake tester inserted in centre of cupcakes comes out clean, 20 to 25 min. Remove pan to a rack. Cool 15 min, then remove vanilla cupcakes to a rack to cool completely before icing.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 210,
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g,