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Best Easy Moist Vanilla Cupcake Recipe with Vanilla Frosting

Best Vanilla Cupcakes

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Learn how to make quick and easy vanilla cupcakes recipe from scratch with vanilla buttercream frosting. Classic, rich, soft, moist, light, fluffy, made with simple ingredients.
Course Cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword vanilla cupcakes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12 Cupcakes
Calories 361
Author CakeWhiz


  • 1 1/3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1.5 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Melted
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt Or sour cream
  • 3/4 cup Milk Whole
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups American buttercream frosting


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Keep aside. 
  • In another mixing bowl, mix together melted butter and sugar until combined. 
  • Add egg, Greek yogurt, milk, vanilla extract and mix until smooth. 
  • Dumpy the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. 
  • Pour batter in cupcake liners. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in teh center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool down and then, frost each of them in a swirl of buttercream. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.8mg