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Simply Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes
Simply Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins

These vanilla cupcakes will be your absolute favorite! So fluffy, with an intense vanilla flavor and buttery richness. They have a fine, even crumb, and a perfect dome on top! sturdy enough to stand up to all sorts of fillings and frostings. You'll reach for this recipe again and again!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: simply perfect vanilla cupcakes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 200 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Add the butter and mix on low speed, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (2-3 minutes).
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, and scrape the bottom of the bowl to make sure all the ingredients are well-combined.
  5. Combine the milk and vanilla in a measuring cup, and beat half this mixture into the flour/butter/eggs.

  6. Beat on medium speed for 1½ minutes, scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, add the remaining milk mixture, and beat for another 30 seconds.
  7. Fill paper liners ⅔ full with batter and bake for 20 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.

  8. Cool completely before topping with Swiss meringue buttercream.

Recipe Notes
Cupcake Recipe (barely) adapted from Cookies and Cups.
Nutrition Facts
Simply Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 114mg5%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 292IU6%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.