Vanilla cupcakes Recipe

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I've tried a lot of white cupcake recipes. Many turn out too flat or dry. I came across this one on a blog site and it's really good. It looks like an adaptation of the Magnolia bakery recipe but I'm not sure. Either way, it's good!

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Servings: 18


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  1. 1. Beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. 2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
  3. 3. Measure the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. 4. Measure out the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
  5. 5. Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and beat to combine. Add about a half of the milk/vanilla and beat to combine. Continue adding, alternating between dry and wet and finishing with the dry.
  6. 6. Scoop batter into cupcake cups about 2/3’s full. Bake at 350 degrees for about 22-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 68g
Recipe makes 18 servings
Calories 256  
Calories from Fat 118 46%
Total Fat 13.42g 17%
Saturated Fat 6.48g 26%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 229mg 10%
Potassium 61mg 2%
Total Carbs 29.64g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 2%
Sugars 9.04g 6%
Protein 4.2g 7%
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  • Christin
    Aspen made me these for my Birthday last year. They were excellent.
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    • Beth
      Excellent recipe. Vey moist. I've tried many and this by far is my favorite.
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      • Two Southern Girls
        Love Them!
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        • Hjh Hamidah
          Simple Recipe but looks yummy....and i think it sure taste gud
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          • carolanne milidoni
            they look great honey, my kids took one look and seconds later they disapeared. thanks for sharing.
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            • Foodessa
              I had a chance to whip up your vanilla cupcakes with a touch of Kahlua liquor.
              Absolutely delicious!!!
              I also decided to make them in my mini-muffin pan for little less guilty bites.
              Now, how many did I eat...I think I must have lost count while everyone else was doing the same;o)
              Thanks for the inspiration.
              I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
              This is a variation
              • xylene joyce morales pino
                I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                • Lucy Fitzpatrick
                  These were yummy! I love them! :D
                  I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                  • Phoebe Hall
                    I just made this recipe. It is very close to the Crave vanilla cupcake. I have been looking for a cupcake with the texture (denseness) of Magnolia's but without the self-rising flour taste. Magnolia's has been my standard for the last 4 years, but this cupcake is better.
                    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                    • anne alesauskas
                      This was one of the better cupcake recipes I've tasted! thanks you, anne
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                      • Callie
                        These cupcakes are really good.
                        ( I made some.)
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                        • Martha
                          VERY GOOD
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                          • Ruby Hill
                            Great recipe!
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                            • patricia
                              June 29, 2017
                              Here in Colombia ( south America) we don't have vainilla sugar !!!
                              • ShaleeDP
                                January 31, 2013
                                Cupcakes are a sure hit with kids. Especially my daughter who loves to learn how to make them. She watches DC cupcakes too!
                                • Rose
                                  September 18, 2011
                                  This recipe looks very good.. But i don't understand the amount of vanilla sugar and where to put the vanilla bean???? Someone please help!!
                                  • Johanna Coursey
                                    July 9, 2011
                                    what is vanilla sugar?
                                    • loveyeen
                                      June 17, 2011
                                      can i add red coloring to this recipe to make it red velvet cupcake?
                                      • Callie
                                        May 17, 2011
                                        Vanilla, Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                        Cupcakes, Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                        • LaJuana SoulbythePound Stidmon
                                          February 20, 2011
                                          the cupcakes look very good, but i do not see where i am supposed to use the vanilla bean. nor does it specify which part. i can assume that i am using the seeds and adding them to the milk, but i want the cakes to come out perfectly. can you provide a little further directions on that part? thanks a million.
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                                          • Nancy Miyasaki
                                            May 18, 2011
                                            Hi LaJuana - the recipe calls for vanilla extract, not vanilla bean. Step 4 says to combine the milk and the extract. Hope it works out perfectly for you!
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                                            • kathryn
                                              May 31, 2011
                                              the last ingredient is 1/2 of a vanilla bean with the seeds scraped out... I'm confused too. Also - where do you get vanilla sugar?
                                          • MaryMoh
                                            April 29, 2010
                                            Looks very delicious....mmm
                                            • lidia allerim perez gutierrez
                                              November 16, 2009
                                              i love it mmmm.....mmmmmm

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