Easiest Ever Vanilla Cupcakes

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These vanilla cupcakes are a classic for a reason! They’re incredibly easy to make, perfect for beginner bakers, and always a crowd-pleaser. Light, fluffy, and bursting with vanilla flavor, they’re a delicious treat to enjoy for any occasion.

Ingredients:

Vanilla Cupcake
Vanilla Cupcake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk

  • Instructions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
    4. Alternately add the dry ingredients and milk to the wet ingredients, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, be careful not to overmix.
    5. Fill the prepared muffin cups about 3/4 full with batter.
    6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    7. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Nutrition Facts (per cupcake):

    Calories: 300

  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Protein: 3g

  • Note: These nutrition facts are estimates only and may vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.

    Conclusion

    These easy vanilla cupcakes are a perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without any complicated steps. They’re perfect for birthday parties, bake sales, or simply a delicious afternoon snack. Get creative! You can frost them with your favorite frosting flavor, add sprinkles, or even fill them with a fruit jam for a delightful surprise.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use a different type of milk? Yes, you can substitute another type of milk, such as almond milk or soy milk, in this recipe. However, the cupcakes may be slightly denser or have a different flavor depending on the milk you choose.
    2. How can I tell if my cupcakes are done? A toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake should come out clean when the cupcakes are finished baking.
    3. How long will these cupcakes stay fresh? These cupcakes can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
    4. Can I freeze these cupcakes? Yes, you can freeze these cupcakes for up to 3 months. Thaw them at room temperature before frosting and serving.
    5. What frosting should I use? There are endless possibilities for frosting these cupcakes! You can use a classic buttercream frosting, a cream cheese frosting, or even a simple glaze. Choose your favorite flavor and get creative!