Easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

There’s nothing better than a soft sweet vanilla cupcake ;-)  One of the most popular flavour along with chocolate, vanilla cupcakes are simple to bake yet look and taste beautiful. So let’s look at an Easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe…

Read here on how to make a simple but extremely yummy batch of 12 perfectly baked cakes.

Easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe:


  •  100g butter or margarine
  • 100g caster sugar
  •  100g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 2 eggs • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)

For The Frosting:

  • 75g butter
  • 175g icing sugar, sifted


Make the vanilla cupcakes:

Preheat the oven to 180°C (Electric oven | Electric fan oven 160°C | Gas Mark 4) and place 12 paper cases into a muffin tin.

Using an electric whisk, food processor or wooden spoon, beat the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating each one in well before adding the next. Add the vanilla essence.

Carefully fold in the flour (and baking powder if using). Alternatively, you can mix the ingredients together using a food processor. Use the pulse button to mix together in between adding the ingredients in the order above.

Bake in the oven for 10 – 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, check to see if the vanilla cupcakes are ready by inserting a cocktail stick into one of the cupcakes. If it comes out dry then the cupcakes are done. If not, then back in the oven for a few minutes more.

Don’t overcook the cupcakes otherwise they will dry out. Lift the vanilla cupcakes out of the muffin tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Easy Vanilla Cupcake RecipeYou should end up with 12 perfectly baked cupcakes like these ;-) be sure that they are cool before applying the buttercream or else it with just melt!!

Make the vanilla butter icing:

Using an electric whisk, food processor or wooden spoon, beat the butter until very soft.

Gradually add the icing sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence and beat into the butter until you have a smooth paste. When the cakes are cool, drizzle some vanilla icing mixture over the top. These cupcakes are best eaten on the day they are made.

Easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe!

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