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Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This easy Vanilla Cupcakes recipe is really the best ever. They are super easy to make without any mixer and the texture is light, moist, fluffy and melts in the mouth.

Course: Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, vanilla cupcake, vanilla cupcakes recipe
Servings: 12 Makes
Author: Pavani
  • All-purpose flour/plain flour - 1 ½ cup
  • Unsalted butter - ½ cup melted
  • Sugar - ¾ cup
  • Milk - ¾ cup
  • Eggs - 2
  • Baking powder - 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Salt - ½ teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract - 2 teaspoon
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.Line muffin tin with cupcake cases and keep aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add melted butter, sugar and cream them using a whisk until they turn creamy and smooth.
  3. Add one egg at a time and using a whisk mix well, until it is completely combined. Then add vanilla extract and mix well. Scrap the sides and bottom using a spatula.
  4. Now sift plain flour, baking powder and add salt. Slowly mix them well. Add the milk slowly and start mixing with the help of a whisk until it lump-free. Don't over mix.
  5. Pour the batter into a lined muffin tin, filling ⅔ full. Bake in the centre of the oven at 180°C/350°F for 20 - 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes clean.
  6. Cool the cupcakes in the tin for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Once the cupcakes are completely cool down you can decorate them as you wish.

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Recipe Notes
  • Always use room temperature eggs, milk and butter to get the best cupcakes.
  • Don't overfill the cupcake liners. Fill up to ⅔ full.
  • Measure dry and wet ingredients correctly.