Vanilla Cupcakes recipe
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Vanilla Cupcakes: How To Make Easy And Moist Cupcakes

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I’ll be sharing today on the blog, my simple vanilla cupcakes recipe from scratch! It has an extraordinary moist texture and rich vanilla flavour. It’s easy to make with all the ingredients and it’s topped with rich vanilla buttercream frosting.

I used simple ingredients that can be found in almost every home without breaking the bank. You know at times the simpler recipes are just the best. The vanilla flavour makes it outstanding, rich and delicious.

I had tried my hands on various vanilla cupcakes recipes before I finally came up with this incredible recipe I’ll sharing right now.

This particular recipe is tantalizing and mouthwatering. I just want to be making this almost everyday.

Vanilla Cupcakes recipe

You can bake this vanilla cupcakes for any kind of occasion; birthday, baby shower, house warming and so on.

So if you have been on the prowl for the perfect vanilla cupcakes. Look no further, you have it here!

HOW TO PREPARE VANILLA CUPCAKES

The first thing you have to do is to sieve together all the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg. Then set aside. This part is necessary to remove lumps from the dry ingredients for a perfect end result.

Vanilla Cupcakes recipe

The nutmeg is optional but I love the rich flavour it adds to my baking.

In another mixing bowl, add the butter and the granulated sugar. You can make use of a hand mixer or stand mixer to beat them together until light and fluffy. I’d suggest you use high quality softened unsalted butter but in case you can’t find unsalted butter, use the salted without or reduced salt.

Moreover, If your butter is in the refrigerator, take it out and place it at room temperature for at least one hour before use.

Add the eggs, one at a time and make sure each egg is completely incorporated before adding the next. Add the vanilla extract, mix with the batter.

Start adding the dry ingredients, add in two batches. Add the first batch, fold in the batter, add milk and finally add the last batch, gently fold and mix everything together.

At this juncture, your mixer speed should be at it’s lowest. What I normally use here is my spatula, it works fine for me. Make sure you scrape down to the bottom of the bowl. To be sure that all the dry and the wet ingredients are well incorporated into the batter.

HOW TO BAKE VANILLA CUPCAKES

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C (356 degree f)

line your cupcakes pan with cupcakes liner. You may also want to double the liner.

Start filling the cups, do not overfill the cup. I usually fill mine halfway because I like a smooth and flat top, for easy frosting.

Vanilla Cupcakes recipe
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After the filling, place them in the oven to bake. Note that the time for the baking may vary, the reason being that some oven is hotter than the other.

What you simply have to do here is to insert a toothpick, when it comes out neat without any trace of batter. It means the cupcakes are well baked. If it comes out with batter just leave for some minutes more.

You should wait for at least 15 minutes before you open the oven to check the cakes. So as not to tamper with the oven temperature which may, in turn, affect the rising level.

If the stick comes out clean, it means the vanilla cupcakes are done. Take them out and place them on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes before you start the frosting.

Vanilla Cupcakes recipe

WHICH FROSTING IS THE BEST

All varieties of frosting are perfect but for this vanilla cupcakes, I’m going to be topping with my easy to make vanilla buttercream frosting. It tastes so yummy with it.

You can add any colour of your choice to the frosting to make it more beautiful and colourful.

HOW CAN I PRESERVE MY CUPCAKES.

The best way to preserve this vanilla cupcakes is to put them in an airtight container and refrigerate for 3-4 days.

You can make them 3 days ahead of your occasion without the frosting. The frosting can be made the same day for your occasion.

Vanilla Cupcakes

I hope you are going to enjoy this recipe as much as I do.

You may also want to check these out:

My easy to make vanilla buttercream frosting to complement your cupcakes.

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Vanilla Cupcakes recipe

Vanilla Cupcakes: Step by Step Recipe

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My simple vanilla cupcakes recipe from scratch has extraordinary moist texture and rich vanilla flavour. It's easy to make with all the ingredients.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 382 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g all-purpose flour
  • 170 g butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buttermilk/ reduced-fat milk
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (356 degree f)
  • The first thing you have to do is to sieve together all the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg, set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, add the butter and the granulated sugar. You can make use of a hand mixer or stand mixer to beat them together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time and make sure each egg is completely incorporated before adding the next. Add the vanilla extract, mix with the batter.
  • Start adding the dry ingredients, add in two batches. Add the first batch, fold in the batter, add buttermilk/milk and finally add the last batch, gently fold and mix everything together.
  • At this juncture, your mixer speed should be at it's lowest. What I normally use here is my spatula, it works fine for me. Make sure you scrape down to the bottom of the bowl. To be sure that all the dry and the wet ingredients are well incorporated into the batter.
  • line your cupcakes pan with cupcakes liner. You may also want to double the liner.
  • Start filling the cups, do not overfill the cup. I usually fill mine halfway because I like a smooth and flat top, for easy frosting.
  • After the filling, place them in the oven to bake. Note that the time for the baking may vary, the reason being that some oven is hotter than the other.
  • What you simply have to do here is to insert a toothpick, when it comes out neat without any trace of batter. It means the cupcakes are well baked. If it comes out with batter just leave for some minutes more.
  • You should wait for at least 15 minutes before you open the oven to check the cakes. So as not to tamper with the oven temperature which may, in turn, affect the rising level.
  • If the stick comes out clean, it means the vanilla cupcakes are done. Take them out and place on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes before you start the frosting.

Nutrition

Serving: 100gCalories: 382kcalCarbohydrates: 47.3gProtein: 3gFat: 20.3gSaturated Fat: 12.2gCholesterol: 105.2mgSodium: 200.3mgCalcium: 80.2mgIron: 0.7mg
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