Just Right Vanilla Cupcakes

Hello Everyone!  Happy Fiesta Friday!!  I am running so behind this morning, I have a doctor’s appointment in a few so today is going to be short and sweet.  Not only the post, but the recipe is really pretty quick to make and oh so sweet! 🙂

The result ….yummy!




Just Right Vanilla Cupcakes


1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

2/3 cup (130 grams) granulated white sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup (60 ml) milk

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and milk.

In a separate bowl mix together, flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add the flour mixture and blend well.

Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 17 – 20 minutes or just until set and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. (I always check a few minutes before the stated baking time. My oven seems to bake hotter than some.  If you over bake the cupcakes will be dry. There have been times when I did over cooked going by the time the recipe stated.)  Remove from oven and cool. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost with icing. If you want flat-topped cupcakes then slice off the dome of each cupcake, with a sharp knife, before frosting. I do not have a frosting bag to pipe the frosting, so I hand spread mine with a knife.  

Confectioners (Buttercream) Frosting:

2 cups (230 grams)confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons milk

Assorted food colors (if desired)

In your mixer, cream the butter until smooth and well blended; add the vanilla extract, then gradually beat in the sugar.  Add the milk and beat on high-speed until frosting is light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Add a little more milk or sugar, if needed. Color the frosting with food color, if you like.  


32 thoughts on “Just Right Vanilla Cupcakes

  1. My family has requested that I only use mixes for cakes because I can’t seem to make them taste good from scratch. But armed with your recipe, I hope I can finally get great results. You certainly did. Thanks for sharing these cupcakes!


  2. Despite the appointment, you still managed to get these to FF. 😀 You know we need to have more desserts. Thank you for bringing these! ❤


  3. I’d happily grab a couple of these and head to a quiet corner! And get my teeth sunk straight in. Actually, I try not to eat this sort of thing at parties as I’m such a klutz. If only I could find a bib that’s fashionable!


  4. I like cupcakes better than regular cake because there is a better ratio of cake to icing! These vanilla cupcakes look delicious…and with the right amount of icing. Umyum.


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