Vanilla Cupcake Recipe -
Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Vanilla Cupcake

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"A tasty little cupcake, which is easy to make."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen cupcakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with paper baking cups.
  2. In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, blending well after each one. Stir in the vanilla and flour just until mixed. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 01, 2010

This is just some advice for everyone regarding baked goods in general (this recipe included). If you are making a cake, muffins, bread, etc. don't over mix it. Over mixing it causes the gluten to "tense up" thus creating a very tough and foam-like product. So if you are having this issue, ease up on your mixing, and let your batter be.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 24, 2014

Let's begin by stating I followed the instructions for this recipe exactly, making one minor modification in regards to baking a cake instead of cupcakes. There was no sweetness to the cake. The consistency of the cake was very... pasty? Smooth and pasty.

May 08, 2008

This recipe was great. It also was very quick and easy. To add fluffiness like a cupcake I added a tsp. of baking powder and a little milk to loosen the batter. I also tried them with whole wheat flour and they were a tasty treat.

Jul 29, 2008

This was a pretty good recipe. I didn't have any self-rising flour, so I used regular flour and for every cup I put in 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt. I also put in another 1/2 tsp baking powder and some milk as suggested by another reviewer. Besides being a little eggy it was very good and cupcake-like.

Mar 05, 2009

I made these for my son's first birthday party and they were VERY dry. When I was mixing them it did not seem that the batter moist enough, that should have been my first clue. I will not make these again.

Mar 21, 2008

This recipe was very easy to make but the 'cupcakes' tasted much more like muffins. They didn't have the fluffiness or sweetness I expect in a cupcake.

May 08, 2008

I have to agree with the other reviewer, this recipe was more of a muffin rather than a cupcake.. but it was really really really good!! and just too easy. It baked perfectly and tasted really good.. I'm not fond of extra sweet things and the sugar in this recipe was just right. I added some crushed walnuts and cashews and substituted two tablespoons of butter with two tablespoons of peanut butter.. The result was a nutty vanilla-ey delight! Thanks!

Feb 01, 2010

luv this recipe. it works perfectly 4 cupcakes and i tried to make cake with the same recipe and it worked out amazing for new years eve.


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  • Calories
  • 213 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 289 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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