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Perfectly Moist Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

These vanilla cupcakes will simply melt in your mouth. Despite being made from scratch, they're as simple to make as a store-bought boxed mix.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcake recipe, moist vanilla cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 409kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



Cupcake Frosting



  • In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
    dry ingredients in a bowl all together
  • In a stand mixer, whisk together butter and sugar until smooth. Whisk in eggs one by one.
    butter and sugar whisked together
  • Add a third of flour, followed by a third of milk. Beat to combine. Repeat until you run out of flour and milk. Add vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  • Line a 24 piece cupcake tin with paper liners. Fill each one 2/3 of the way full. Bake at 360°F for about 20 minutes. Let cupcakes completely cool at room temperature.
    cupcakes filled in a pan

Cupcake Frosting

  • Beat butter with one cup of powdered sugar. 
  • Continuously beating, add the remaining powdered sugar to the butter mixture until you run out. Add vanilla extract and milk. Beat to combine.
    powdered sugar added to the mixing bowl
  • Place frosting into a piping bag or a plastic storage bag with an end snipped off. Decorate your cupcakes, serve, and enjoy!
    cupcake with frosting added to the cupcake


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg