An easy recipe for vanilla cupcakes topped with a delicious chocolate buttercream frosting. They make the perfect cupcakes for every occasion! // addapinch.com
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Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

An easy recipe for vanilla cupcakes topped with a delicious chocolate buttercream frosting. They make the perfect cupcakes for every occasion!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes recipe, vanilla cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes recipe
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325º F.
  • Place cupcake liners in muffin tin. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Add dry ingredients - flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt - to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add wet ingreidents - milk, oil, egg, and vanilla - to the dry ingredients and whisk until well combined. Carefully pour in the boiling water and whisk until well combined and the batter is smooth.
  • Evenly distribute the cake batter into the cupcake liners. Each liner should be about 1/2 full.
  • Place in the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, carefully remove the cupcakes from the pan and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, frost the cupcakes and serve.

Notes

Nutritional information is for the vanilla cupcakes as listed in the recipes. The frosting is not included in this information. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.7mg