Vanilla Cupcakes

This is my go to recipe for delicious vanilla cupcakes, I have tried lots of recipes and this one beat them all. The cupcakes smell delicious, they taste scrumptious!

1 3/4 cups of cake flour
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups Sugar
1 TB Baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) softened
4 large eggs
1 cup of 2% milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 325. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix on low speed until combined. Add butter, mixing until just coated with flour.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla. With mixer on medium speed, add wet ingredients in 3 parts, scraping down sides of bowl before each addition; beat until ingredients are incorporated do not over beat.

3. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about 2/3 full. Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

4. Once the cupcakes have cooled, frost with this frosting:

Vanilla butter cream

1 cup of unsalted butter (2 sticks) Softened
6-8 cups of confectioners sugar
1/2 cup of milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter until creamy (2-3 minutes)
add 6 cups of confectioners, milk and vanilla and beat on low until light and fluffy.
If necessary add remaining 2 cups of the confectioners sugar until you reach the desired consistency.


  1. Yummy! I LOVE LOVE cupcakes! ;) They looks so pretty! I am now following!

    I found you on TT&J! I would love for you come by and join me by linking this up at my new "Create and Inspire" linky party! ;)

    Angie from A Little Inspiration

  2. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I am in love with these. love how you did the different types of frosting. How did you do the stringy looking frosting? I am a novice baker. I am a new FB fan and have stumbled this post. Vicky from Mess For Less

  4. Love your blog! And yummy cupcakes! Your kitchen and dining room transformation is perfect. I love all the little details you did to make the space 'yours'!
    I'm your newest follower! Come on by sometime for a visit! I also have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for creations made for $10 or less. I would love to have you link up sometime!

  5. Love the way you did the frosting!

    If you get a chance - love for you to link up to my "Made by ME" linky party:

  6. I look forward to making these cupcakes! Thanks for sharing :).

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  7. This looks like Paula Deen's old-fashioned cupcake recipe...DELICIOUS!

  8. Just searching for dessert recipe for my son's birthday party and I found these awesome cupcakes.Though I am not so good at baking still I would really like to try theses cute cupcakes.

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