Yellow Cupcakes Recipe
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Yellow Cupcakes Recipe

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Nothing is better than homemade cupcakes. They are so delicious and fluffy. Choose whatever frosting you want to top these treats. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • Frosting of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake (calculated without frosting): 163 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 22-24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  3. Fill prepared cups three-fourths full. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Spread with frosting. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Yellow Cupcakes in Taste of Home

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virginiacoy User ID: 4444560 253622
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

"Moist with good flavor but the top flattened while they were cooling."

MY REVIEW User ID: 8925439 253618
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016 Edited Sep. 9, 2016

"Way too sweet. I even cut the sugar to 1.5 cups and they were too sweet."

jasmine60 User ID: 8894977 250532
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

"delicious recipe very easy to make thanks for sharing"

trixiecat User ID: 8872303 248819
Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"We cut the cupcakes in half and put strawberries, whipped cream and sprinkles on top...perfect density. The kids LOVED them"

kcsings2much User ID: 2164081 245270
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2016

"This is very bland but eggy tasting. Not super moist. Definitely nothing special. I would actually prefer box mix over this."

Chloeb2018 User ID: 8627183 237737
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2015

"Horrible. Not good at all. I followed the recipe very very carefully. My cakes were dense and tasted like cornbread . You'd have to drown those cupcakes in frosting to make them taste good."

Vspeedy User ID: 8510509 231809
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"Should I use salted or unsalted butter?"

doreensanzone User ID: 1270959 176851
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"Baked for Thanksgiving, got rave reviews ! I baked a half recipe. Very quick to prepare, everyone enjoyed them."

Gracies_Mommy User ID: 7867068 160244
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2014

"I want to try making these today but wondering if to use salted or unsalted butter. Please Help"

Dressagediva User ID: 7856334 182072
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"Just what I have been looking for. These cupcakes should be called: The Perfect Vanilla Cupcake EVER! Moist and delicious married with perfect vanilla favor. I made a raspberry frosting to adorn the cupcakes and pressed a red raspberry into each cupcake before baking. They made a beautiful presentation and had a "to die for" taste. You won't go wrong with this recipe, so many possibilities!

PS: I did use cake flour instead of regular flour with excellent results."

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