Dara S.: "Nice recipe, easy to make a tiny bit too sweet." Read More


  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick/115 grams, softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • cream cheese frosting
  • buttercream frosting
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NutritionView more



Calories200Calories from Fat80
Total Fat9g14%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat80
Total Carbohydrate28g9%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Fabilous 23 Jul
It was alright, the cake was a bit dense
They were okay I’m going to try making them again.
Dara S. 23 Jun
Nice recipe, easy to make a tiny bit too sweet.
The cupcakes were very dry don’t try this
Ain S. 14 May
very moist cupcake... love it
They turned out great! Very moist and fluffy!
Beth H. 8 May
Had awesome compliments! “Best cupcakes ever”-teenage girls
Kattie D. 8 May
Cupcake batter turned out amazing and it taste amazing too!
Cassandra 22 Apr
I added a bit of cinnamon in mine to give it some warmth
Sarah B. 28 Mar
Amazing!!!! I’m not a vanilla cake fan, but this was by far the best I ever have had! The buttercream recipe was just as wonderful!!
Jackie 20 Mar
cooked perfectly yes i would make it again
Nikki G. 25 Feb
It was ok. Easy to make.
Mya 13 Feb
super amazing! I would definitely make them again! i made these wonderful cupcakes for valentines day dyed them pink and put buttercream frosting on them. Mmmmm! de-lish!
Sorimar 28 Dec 2017
Made the recipe step by step and voila. Perfection! Decided to do an Irish cream icing.... Yum!
Megan 12 Dec 2017
Definitely would make these cupcakes again!
Anna G. 19 Nov 2017
These cupcakes are super soft and yummy. Instead of the vanilla frosting I did strawberry frosting.
Brentaivy K. 12 Aug 2017
Super good and not dry
Erica 1 Jul 2017
I made these for the Fourth of July and they were a big hit! Cream cheese frosting goes very well with the cupcakes. I also used red white and blue sprinkles. So cute!
Shauna V. 25 Jun 2017
Great! Moist and amazing soft crumbs. My only problem was the last step to add the second half of dry ingredients then fold that created lumps. You are not supposed to over mix here but I used the hand mixer on low for a little. I did have some lumps but left it and they still came out great. Any suggestions would be great.
Sokonthea Phan 22 May 2017
it was amazingg!!! super moist and big hit with the family.
Robyn J. 12 Apr 2017
Excellent. Left out the milk and substituted water but it was pretty good. Definitely a 'go to' for vanilla cupcakes
Alyssia T. 22 Feb 2017
This recipe is delicious.. They came out great even though I used skimmed milk. I'll definitely bake again!
Jenn M. 26 Jan 2017
It's was pretty good. Didn't knock my socks off but would definitely make again. I can see how it would be easy to add cocoa. The cupcake batter was so thick I had to more milk. In the end it was a dense, sweet cake, which I'm not a huge fan of but some people do so that's cool too. I gonna try to figure out how to make if a bit lighter.
Cayce S. 23 Jan 2017
Great! Great! Great! 2 consistent batches of vanilla cupcakes and I played around with the third to make a purple velvet cupcake. First batch of frosting was the buttercream listed, sub lemon zest for juice. Last two batches I added 2 Kerrygold Dubliner cheese wedges to each and they were the perfect blend. I would recommend this recipe any day!
Caroline P. 21 Jan 2017
Easy & delicious! This is my go to for vanilla cupcakes. Tates great with a simple butter cream frosting.
Emma M. 19 Dec 2016
Amazing! I made them for my hockey team Christmas party and they all loved them and asked for the recipe!
Chelsea H. 1 Dec 2016
I don't know where I went wrong- well 1% milk instead of buttercream may have been the reason?. My cupcakes broke and the center completely sunk on all regular sized cupcakes..
Samari R. 6 Aug 2016
Sencilla y riquisima receta, le añadí mas tres cucharadas de vainilla en vez de una que lleva la receta. Mi hijo le encanta esta receta😍❤️, se la hago una y otra vez!
Jessica D. 5 Jun 2016
Awful! These did not turn out well at all. Spread up and out of the cups and sunk in the middle. I don't know what happened. Maybe elevation? 5280ft
Payia H. 24 Mar 2016
The best cupcake recipe that I tried. If you're looking for a very fluffy and airy cupcake, this is not it. If you're looking for a recipe for cupcakes that is between light and airy and moist, this is it, The only thing I changed with the recipe is the amount of vanilla I add. I added tons more!