It’s hard to resist a delicious, fluffy vanilla cupcake! Whether you’re looking for an easy recipe to make with the kids or a simple cupcake recipe for your next celebration, these vanilla cupcakes are sure to please.
Made with just a few essential ingredients, they come together quickly and are always a hit. Best of all, they can be easily customized to suit your taste. So go ahead and try them – I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Continue through this post for a video demonstration, printable recipe, and ingredient list.
As you may well know, being a mom requires various skill sets and tools. You need patience, excellent communication, and the ability to problem-solve. Oh, and a good vanilla cake recipe!
As a mom of three, life is never short of opportunities to celebrate. Celebrations call for homemade baked treats in our home, and these fluffy, moist cupcakes are always a hit!
I use this recipe to make birthday cakes and cupcakes throughout the year. This recipe is tasty and straightforward. Best of all, no fancy mixer is needed.
Basic Vanilla Cupcakes Ingredients
These easy vanilla cupcakes come together with simple and readily available ingredients.
Flour, sugar, unsalted butter, baking powder, pure vanilla extract, salt, buttermilk, eggs, and fresh homemade whipped cream (super simple) come together to make the only cupcake recipe you will need.
This recipe uses cake flour, as cake flour is lighter and more delicate than all-purpose flour, producing a better overall cake texture, in my opinion.
How to Make Vanilla Cupcakes
Preheat Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 325°.
Dry Ingredients: Pour cake flour, salt, and baking powder into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Wet Ingredients: Cream softened butter and sugar together in a separate large bowl. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract. Next, mix in flour and buttermilk, alternating between the two until it’s all combined. Finally, gently fold in the whipping cream using a spatula; at this point, your batter is complete. Do not over-mix the batter.
Cupcake Liners: Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 full with batter. This will leave room for them to rise without creating a muffin top, making a more presentable cupcake for decorating.
Baking Time: Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes, then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool before frosting.
Decorating: While these cupcakes are tasty enough not to need frosting, I understand that a cupcake without frosting is dull. I frost these cupcakes with my homemade cream cheese frosting, and they are divine.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup fresh whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- Pour flour, salt, and baking powder into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- In a separate large bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
- Mix in eggs and vanilla extract.
- Mix in flour and buttermilk, alternating between the two until combined.
- Gently fold in whipping cream.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes, then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool before frosting.
This easy vanilla cupcake recipe is easy to follow and delicious. So what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch of these yummy treats cupcakes for your next birthday, cookout, or party!