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The Best Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

The Best Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

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This simply is the very best vanilla cupcake recipe you will find around! They’re soft and fluffy, perfect for icing for your favorite person’s birthday or simply just because!

We’ve spent January jump starting a brand new year and as usual we’ve been working on making little commitments to ourselves. This weekend, we had a major winter storm and well, we all know what snow days usually offer – comfort food and baked goods.

When the storm was over, many of our friends and neighbors were outside in the cold shoveling out their cars and our sidewalks. I let everyone know they were welcomed into our home for some hot coffee and cupcakes. Our Vanilla Cupcakes were a huge hit. You will have to try them yourself!

vanilla cupcakes on a white plate

Come winter, it seems to be everyone’s birthday – mine, my daughter’s, my brother’s, my best friend’s, the list goes on! Is there anything better than a vanilla cupcake to celebrate with? I think not!

It took me years to figure out that in order for the cupcake to BE the best, it had to actually BE a cupcake recipe!

vanilla cupcakes on a white plate

How to Make The Best Vanilla Cupcakes:

Scroll down to the bottom of this post where I have a printable recipe card with instructions and ingredients.

I love that this recipe needs just one bowl!

So, so start, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Then mix in the milk, oil, vanilla and eggs and mix. You can use a hand mixer or use your stand mixer. Mix on medium speed until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.

Fill your muffin tins with cupcake liners. I like to use a cookie scoop to scoop the cupcake batter into the liners. Each cupcake liner gets two scoops. Bake until the cupcakes come out clean in the center.

Let them cool completely before frosting with your favorite frosting recipe!

unfrosted vanilla cupcakes

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vanilla cupcakes on a white plate

vanilla cupcake recipe

The Best Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This simply is the very best vanilla cupcake recipe you will find around! These vanilla cupcakes are soft and fluffy, perfect for icing for your favorite person's birthday or simply just because!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 
    3. Then mix in the milk, oil, vanilla and eggs and mix.
    4. You can use a hand mixer or use your stand mixer. Mix on medium speed until all of the ingredients are well incorporated. 
    5. Fill your muffin tins with cupcake liners. I like to use a cookie scoop to scoop the cupcake batter into the liners.
    6. Each cupcake liner gets two scoops.
    7. Bake vanilla cupcakes about 15 minutes or until the cupcakes come out clean in the center. 
    8. Let vanilla cupcakes cool completely before frosting with your favorite frosting recipe!

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Bradley Forrest Anderson

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

The batter seems really runny?

momma lew

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

How did they come out?

Christine

Thursday 7th of May 2020

we have been on the hunt for the best vanilla cupcake recipe and this is it!!! so moist and the taste is right on. thank you for sharing!

momma lew

Thursday 7th of May 2020

YAY!!!

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