• Vanilla cupcakes

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    Vanilla cupcakes
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 25 min Servings: 18
    by Aspen Lee-Moulden
    39 recipes
    I've tried a lot of white cupcake recipes. Many turn out too flat or dry. I came across this one on a blog site and it's really good. It looks like an adaptation of the Magnolia bakery recipe but I'm not sure. Either way, it's good!


    • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1-2/3 cups vanilla sugar
    • 2 large eggs, room temperature
    • 2-2/3 cups flour
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out


    1. 1. Beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
    2. 2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
    3. 3. Measure the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
    4. 4. Measure out the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
    5. 5. Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and beat to combine. Add about a half of the milk/vanilla and beat to combine. Continue adding, alternating between dry and wet and finishing with the dry.
    6. 6. Scoop batter into cupcake cups about 2/3’s full. Bake at 350 degrees for about 22-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

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    • Christin
      Aspen made me these for my Birthday last year. They were excellent.
      • Beth
        Excellent recipe. Vey moist. I've tried many and this by far is my favorite.
        • Two Southern Girls
          Two Southern Girls
          Love Them!
          • Hjh Hamidah
            Hjh Hamidah
            Simple Recipe but looks yummy....and i think it sure taste gud
            • carolanne milidoni
              carolanne milidoni
              they look great honey, my kids took one look and seconds later they disapeared. thanks for sharing.
              • Foodessa
                I had a chance to whip up your vanilla cupcakes with a touch of Kahlua liquor.
                Absolutely delicious!!!
                I also decided to make them in my mini-muffin pan for little less guilty bites.
                Now, how many did I eat...I think I must have lost count while everyone else was doing the same;o)
                Thanks for the inspiration.
                • xylene joyce morales pino
                  xylene joyce morales pino
                  • Lucy Fitzpatrick
                    Lucy Fitzpatrick
                    These were yummy! I love them! :D
                    • Phoebe Hall
                      Phoebe Hall
                      I just made this recipe. It is very close to the Crave vanilla cupcake. I have been looking for a cupcake with the texture (denseness) of Magnolia's but without the self-rising flour taste. Magnolia's has been my standard for the last 4 years, but this cupcake is better.
                      • anne alesauskas
                        anne alesauskas
                        This was one of the better cupcake recipes I've tasted! thanks you, anne
                        • Callie
                          These cupcakes are really good.
                          ( I made some.)
                          • Martha
                            VERY GOOD
                            • Ruby Hill
                              Ruby Hill
                              Great recipe!


                              • patricia
                                Here in Colombia ( south America) we don't have vainilla sugar !!!
                                • ShaleeDP
                                  Cupcakes are a sure hit with kids. Especially my daughter who loves to learn how to make them. She watches DC cupcakes too!
                                  • Rose
                                    This recipe looks very good.. But i don't understand the amount of vanilla sugar and where to put the vanilla bean???? Someone please help!!
                                    • Johanna Coursey
                                      Johanna Coursey
                                      what is vanilla sugar?
                                      • loveyeen
                                        can i add red coloring to this recipe to make it red velvet cupcake?
                                        • Callie
                                          Vanilla, Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                          Cupcakes, Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                          • LaJuana SoulbythePound Stidmon
                                            LaJuana SoulbythePound Stidmon
                                            the cupcakes look very good, but i do not see where i am supposed to use the vanilla bean. nor does it specify which part. i can assume that i am using the seeds and adding them to the milk, but i want the cakes to come out perfectly. can you provide a little further directions on that part? thanks a million.
                                            • Nancy Miyasaki
                                              Nancy Miyasaki
                                              Hi LaJuana - the recipe calls for vanilla extract, not vanilla bean. Step 4 says to combine the milk and the extract. Hope it works out perfectly for you!
                                              • kathryn
                                                the last ingredient is 1/2 of a vanilla bean with the seeds scraped out... I'm confused too. Also - where do you get vanilla sugar?
                                            • MaryMoh
                                              Looks very delicious....mmm
                                              • lidia allerim perez gutierrez
                                                lidia allerim perez gutierrez
                                                i love it mmmm.....mmmmmm

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