Our Best Vanilla Cupcake Recipes
Dress them up or keep them simple. Anyway you bake ’em, these very vanilla cupcakes will be perfect for your next gathering.
My 3-year-old son loves these! Flecks of vanilla bean in the moist, tender cupcakes gives them special-occasion status. —Alysha Braun, St. Catharines, Ontario
Everyone loves a vanilla cupcake. My recipe is a vanilla lovers dream—it’s a vanilla cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream. To get ultimate flavor I suggest using pure vanilla extract. —Michelle Dorsey, Wilmington, Delaware
Guests just love these yummy white cupcakes that are topped with a cream cheese frosting. The strawberry-blueberry garnish makes them the perfect treat for a patriotic-themed party on Memorial Day or Fourth of July. —Judy Kenninger, Brownsburg, Indiana
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
I’ve been making these colorful cupcakes with my mom since I was in high school. The cheery sweets are as fun to make as they are to eat. —Tammy Quinn, Lynden, Ontario
This cupcake version of tres leches cake actually uses four types of milk, plus cream, but quatro leches cake just doesn’t have the same delicious ring to it. If you love dairy, you won’t be disappointed with this special take on the classic.
Substituting brown sugar adds a nice caramel touch to this vanilla cupcake. Topped with a uniquely salty icing and it’s a Test Kitchen winner!
These cupcakes have a surprise inside them: Fruit Roll-Ups. They give these cupcakes a sweet fruity flavor and they are sure to be a hit at any get-together.—Susan Lucas, Brampton, Ontario