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Jul 15, 2015

Best Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe Ever - Soft Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

As i promised i made few basic cakes and cupcakes for this blog. I have shared vanilla cakes and cupcakes without eggs before here, but many have asked me to share basic cakes and cupcakes with eggs in them. So i decided to try out few of them. My first one is this basic vanilla cupcakes, i adapted it from nigella lawson recipe and it worked great..Will share many other versions soon..

When i decided to try out these basic recipes, i decided to make few basic and most requested frosting recipes to go with that as well. One of that is white chocolate ganache, which i made for this cupcake. Check the recipe here. I will make royal icing and dark chocolate ganache which was also requested here. My next attempt is chocolate cupcakes..So wait for the recipe..

For other frosting recipes, check this

Other Frosting Recipes,
Chocolate Buttercream 
Chocoholid Chocolate Frosting
Cream Cheese Frosting
Vanilla Buttercream
Flour Buttercream
Rolled Fondant
Chocolate Orange Frosting
Rum Chocolate Frosting
Chocolate Ganache with milk
Whipped Cream Frosting

Now lets talk about this cupcakes, this basic vanilla cupcake is one of the simplest recipe you will ever come across. It need just few basic ingredients and the end result is so worth it. The cupcakes are totally soft, pillowy and springy. It had the beautiful texture of a perfect cupcake in them.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes : 12 cupcakes
Recipe Source: Nigella Lawson


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3/4 cup / 90 grams
Sugar - 1/2 cup + 1 tblspn / 100 grams+ 1 tblspn

Eggs - 2
Soft Unsalted Butter - 120 grams
Baking Soda / Cooking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Milk - 3 tblspn
Whipped White Chocolate Ganche - 1/2 a batch (Recipe here)
Sprinkles as needed

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)


Preheat oven to 200 degree C. Line a 12 cup muffin tray with cupcake cases.

Take butter, sugar in a bowl and use a beater to whip for 2 mins till creamy.

Add in eggs and vanilla and beat again.

Now add in flour, baking soda and baking powder, Use a beater to give a good mix.

Now add in milk and whip again till it is combined.

Use a spatula to give one good mix. 

Now take a icecream scoop to scoop the batter and fill the muffin tray. Dont fill too much, they will rise as they bake.

Pop the tray in oven and bake for 15 to 20 mins.

Remove it and let it cool down completely.

Now decorate it using your favourite icing.


Take your basic ingredients
Line your cupcake tray with cupcake cases
Take unsalted soft butter in a bowl

add in sugar

use a hand blender to whip this up

whip it till it gets creamy

add in couple of eggs

I added a good amount of my homemade vanilla bean paste..RECIPE HERE

Now everything is mixed up

add in flour

add in Baking soda or Cooking Soda

and baking powder

whip to mix

add in milk

whip it well

use a spatula to give one good mix

now use a icecream scoop to scoop the batter

Fill the cupcake cases, dont over fill it will rise a lot

once everything is filled

Bake them

Now remove them to a plate and let it 
cool down completely

Meanwhile whip your favourite frosting..I made a batch of whipped white chocolate ganache, Recipe here

now take a disposable piping bag and place your favourite tip

fill the bag with icing

and start decorating

pipe it over

go on...

go on


now everything is beautifully piped

Now take some sprinkles and top it over


Not only it looks good, it taste even better

So fluffy and moist



  1. Can I use yeast instead of baking soda? And what is the baking time ??? Thanks ....

  2. HI arthi

    whats ur butter measurement in ur measuring cup

  3. from where did u get the disposable piping bag & how much it cost

  4. My goodness, they look so tempting!

  5. They look too delicious. ..which butter do you use for your baking.

  6. Looks too soft and buttery. Can we reduce butter and add cud. Will that work?

  7. Hi Aarthi,

    Thanks for your Reply.

    You have mentioned in the VANILLA CUPCAKE recipe that your
    1 cup measure is 240ml, but i have 250 ml cup measure. My question is
    will this difference will affect the outcome of the cupcakes,
    Or I have to increase the other ingredients accordingly. If so how do I do it?.


  8. @Chitrano i dont think it will affect much. u can use them

  9. @Madhudont reduce butter, it will affect the texture

  10. @Anonymousi got it from ebay. it is pretty cheap

  11. @Anonymousyeast wont work. and baking time mentioned in recipe

  12. @Manjui am not sure about the cup measurement

  13. I have a non stick muffin /cup cake mold.Do i really need cupcake cases? Or is it enough that i grease the tray well before pouring the batter in.Can we add chopped nuts in the batter?

  14. @Anonymousthese cupcakes are so soft, so cupcake cases hold them well

  15. Can I use Oil instead of butter? If yes, how much? Thanks.

  16. Hi aarthi..
    Me and most of my friends are fan of yours...
    Your cooking is awesome.
    I need your help about cup cakes.
    I need to make them for a party but my oven is small. Please tell me can i leave the batter for sometime until my one tray of cup cakes be ready

  17. Hi Aarthi,

    Your site is very impressive, I tried making vanila cup cakes and it turned out very well.I have a question,In some of your recipies you have added baking soda and in few other you have not added.how to decide whether baking soda is required or not for baking a cake.
    Also can we keep standard amount of flour/sugar/butter/baking powder ratio for all types of cake or it varies from cake to cake and how the ratio can be figured out.

  18. Can we make without eggs n wats the substitute

  19. Any icing recipe using icing sugar

  20. @Anonymouscheck my frosting recipe http://yummytummyrecipeindex.blogspot.in/2010/12/frosting.html

  21. Hi Aarthi,
    I have no experience in baking...and I w
    Ant to try this receipe...could you please help me , how to preheat oven?

  22. @Mshreehttp://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2014/06/how-to-preheat-oven-for-baking-how-to.html

  23. Hi Aarthi, Would like to know if we can reduce the recipe by half if I want only 6 cup cakes. Will it work? Will 1 egg be sufficient? Please let me know. Thanks.

  24. Can i use dalda instead of butter


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