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Vanilla Cupcakes

Simple vanilla cupcakes perfect for loading up with buttercream. This recipe can make 12 - 18 cupcakes, depending on how much you fill the cupcakes. I recommend making 18 cupcakes for buttercream piping.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course baked goods
Servings 18 cupcakes


  • ½ cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup all purpose flour
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 350° Line a cupcake tins with cupcake liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Mix in flour, milk, baking powder and salt until thoroughly combined. Do not overmix.
  • Spoon batter into 18 cupcake liners about half full.
  • Bake for 16 - 18 minutes or until tops spring back when pressed or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Let cupcakes rest in pan for a few minutes before removing to wire rack.
  • Cool completely before frosting.