• Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

    simple vanilla cupcakes

    Baking is one of the things I love to do when I have time of course. Cupcakes is my favorite thing to bake. It is quick, no fuss and always flop proof. Flop proof in a sense that I never over mix my batter. Besides it being the easiest thing to bake, the end result is always different. Although the recipe and method stays the same, you can decorate it to look different every time. It can also be filled with caramel, fruit and chocolate spread.

    These homemade vanilla cupcakes are simple to make and delicious in taste. The texture is not dense and dry. I use oil instead of butter to make my vanilla cupcakes, which makes it moist and fluffy. With a few simple ingredients, this recipe is quick and easy. Which means you can have freshly baked cupcakes on your table in no time.

    Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

    • Servings: 12
    • Difficulty: easy
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    Fluffy, moist and just pure deliciousness.

    Baking time: 15 min


    1½ cups cake flour
    ¾ cups sugar
    2 tsp baking powder
    ½ tsp salt
    ½ cup milk
    ½ cup canola oil
    2 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla essence

    Buttercream frosting
    125g butter (room temperature)
    2 cups icing
    2 tbs milk


    Preheat oven to 180°C.
    Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper cupcake holders.
    Sift dry ingredients together
    Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
    Beat well until batter is creamy.
    Spoon batter into cupcake holders.
    Bake for 15 minutes.
    Let it cool and frost.

    Buttercream frosting
    Cream butter with beater on medium speed. Add icing slowly while beating. Add milk and beat until light and fluffy. Pipe icing on cupcakes.



    1. MomOfTwoLittleGirls
      May 26, 2018 / 11:43 am

      Pinned! I enjoy baking but do need it to be easy!

      • Noleen Miller
        May 27, 2018 / 6:08 pm

        This is super easy. I too enjoy baking but don’t like complicated recipes #sabloggerscafe

    2. May 27, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      We loved the recipe and the results ??

      • Noleen Miller
        May 27, 2018 / 6:07 pm

        Great stuff. Glad you enjoyed making and tasting it.

    3. May 28, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      These look beautiful and seem so easy to make. I will try them. My grandsons all love vanilla, rather than chocolate, cupcakes.

      • Noleen Miller
        May 30, 2018 / 9:08 am

        The recipe is really easy. Hope your grandsons enjoy it and what is lovely with vanilla cupcakes – you can top it with any topping (flavor).

    4. May 29, 2018 / 2:43 pm

      Sometimes simple and vanilla is just perfect!

      • Noleen Miller
        May 30, 2018 / 9:00 am

        Yip and it’s so easy to make.

    5. June 3, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Those look elegantly beautiful! I am sure they taste just as yummy! #globalblogging

    6. June 4, 2018 / 1:34 pm

      These look delicious, you can’t beat a vanilla cupcake. Thanks for sharing and linking up with #twinklytuesday.

      • Fay
        December 3, 2023 / 5:46 pm

        Hi. Can I use Flora for the butter cream frosting?

        • Noleen Miller
          December 10, 2023 / 7:15 am

          Yes you can use margarine.

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