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vanilla cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

These classic vanilla cupcakes can make a cake or cupcakes. Vanilla flavor with a moist and fluffy cake.

Servings 12 cupcakes


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/8 cup AP flour or use 1 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 cupcake tins OR make 1 9 inch round cake layer. 

    In a stand mixer or with hand mixer, beat your sugar and butter until pale, about 4 minutes.

    Then add eggs and vanilla, beating well after each addition and scraping down your bowl and the well at bottom of bowl.

    Switch your mixer to "stir"

    Whisk your dry ingredients together. 

    Then alternate between flour mixture and milk. Start with flour. Then milk. End with flour.

    Divide into cupcakes and bake approx. 20-22 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. FOR CAKE, BAKE APPROX. 28-30 minutes.