Vanilla Cupcakes

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  • 32 Reviews

    4 star rating

These Vanilla Cupcakes are so simple to make and are a baking staple. Topped with delicious vanilla buttercream they are great to make for any occasion.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4 and line the 12-hole muffin tin with paper cupcake or muffin cases.

  2. Put all the cake ingredients into a bowl and beat until smooth and evenly mixed. Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes. 

  3. Leave the cupcakes to cool on a wire rack while you make some buttercream.  In a large bowl put the butter, vanilla extract,1 tbsp of milk, and half the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Add in the remaining icing sugar, and mix well until combined. Add more milk if you need to loosen it. 

  4. Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, pipe your buttercream in any design you like. 

    Why not finish it off with some sprinkles?

    Top Tip: How to Ice a Cupcake with Buttercream

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  1. 5 star rating

    Supper yummy my kids loved them and they had awesome texture.❀️

  2. 5 star rating

    Absolutely epic. I would definitely recommend lol

  3. 5 star rating

    Love this recipe!! Always use it and I add my twist to it sometimes! You can make anything ranging from peanut butter cupcakes to red velvet. Love it love this love this🀩🀩

  4. 4 star rating

    it grew really tall

  5. 5 star rating

    i loved them omg girl great recapie

  6. 1 star rating

    horibble cake no texture what so ever

  7. 4 star rating

    yum my child loved to lic the icing! an amazing finishing result

  8. 2 star rating

    Not so good, taste a little bland, bottom bit to too moist although came out dry.

  9. 5 star rating

    very yummy, family loved them!

  10. 4 star rating

    Overall was really yummy and tasty however a little too sweet.

    I believe maybe 150grams of caster instead of 175grams. Also left it in for the time and temperature recommended however it burnt a bit at the bottom.

  11. 3 star rating

    Amazeballs recipe!!!!!!! I baked them and then took them to my book club!!! Everyone there loved them!!!

  12. 4 star rating

    The recipe definitely makes more than 12. The cake itself was nice and a little dense. However I think we can reduce the sugar for the buttercream as it was a little too sweet.

  13. 5 star rating

    turned out amazing

  14. 4 star rating

    It was really good but the recipe makes more than 12

  15. 5 star rating

    rose beautifully and i’m glad i didn’t over fill it because it looks great, added some pink colouring into my icing and looks gorgeous!

  16. 4 star rating

    It tasted amazing, but the recipe definitely makes more than 12. It grew really tall and awkwardly shaped that icing looked weird on it. But overall great recipe.

  17. 5 star rating

    they were yummy.

  18. 4 star rating

    I could of easily made 24 out of that recipe as mine grew absolutely huge that it over spilt but they taste great.

  19. 4 star rating

    Quite nice but cakes rose way too much and didn’t look nice with the icing because of how tall it was, but texture and flavour were amazing

  20. 5 star rating

    this is yummy with wiped cream πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

  21. 5 star rating

    Always lovely with jam and butter cream

  22. 5 star rating

    Supper Yummy and delicious
    Super easy to make
    Love it 😍

  23. 5 star rating

    Super tasty and delicious πŸ˜‹

  24. 5 star rating

    A tasty and easy recipe

  25. 5 star rating

    Made this recipe for a friends birthday cupcakes and they turned out fantastic best recipe for cupcakes yetv

  26. 5 star rating

    Really simple and fun also tasty

  27. 5 star rating

    Wowy what a lovey recipe, I love how you can use the Imperial and or metric method. I use it every time and never goes wrong!

  28. 5 star rating

    Always great when I make it, so easy and mess free, Everyone loves it. totally recommended !

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  30. 5 star rating

    Great! I think this a great recipe to amend from to make your own recipes . Love itπŸ‘‹

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  32. 5 star rating

    It tastes delicious when I ate it

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