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Yellow Cupcakes Recipe

Yellow Cupcakes Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Yellow Cupcakes

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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."

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."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"Should I use salted or unsalted butter?"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

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

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2014

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

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."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

"I made these cupcakes today. They're light and fluffy and have a good taste. I used regular size cups and the recipe made 23 cupcakes. From a previous cupcake recipe that didn't turn out I learned not to use Argo baking powder without aluminum. It gave the cupcakes a horrible after taste so if anyone makes these cupcakes don't use aluminum free baking powder."

Reviewed May. 1, 2014

"Cupcakes turned out moist and fluffy. I used 1 1/2 sticks of butter and 2 tsp vanilla, I think I will cut sugar to 1 1/2 cups. These were exactly what I was looking for!"

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"Wow!!! These cupcakes are great. Light and fluffy with a nice buttery vanilla flavor. The cupcakes are good enough to eat without frosting."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2014

"These taste as good as bakery shop cupcakes. Great recipe!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"Wow these are great! My family loved them, I will be making them again! Thanks so much for sharing."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"This recipe was great to do. The cupcakes are wonderful! I will be using them for my birthday. One question: How can I convert this into a cake recipe? Thanks. I can just use it for birthday cake and cupcakes all together."

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"Moist with just the right taste!Would definitely make again,maybe even my cupcake regular!;)I gotta say,I was super concerned at first;because even though the reviews were good,there were only three!Was I really going to risk making it based on three reviews?Yes.And Im glad I did,I was SO tired of my old cupcake recipe.Although good,I wanted something new,and this hit the spot!Whoever posted this,bravo!For a moist and flavorful cupcake recipe that I'm likely going to use time and time again!To anyone who is considering on rather to make this or not---do it!You won't regret it.Well,gotta go get the second batch out the oven,chow!"

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"Everybody liked it, including me."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"A yummy cupcake using ingredients that are easily on hand. My husband said they were so good they didn't even need frosting."

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"Moist, with a perfect vanilla flavor. This was exactly what I was looking for."

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