Vanilla Cupcake Recipes

Chocolate is good, but vanilla is classic! These easy and moist vanilla cupcake recipes are ideal for indulging or sharing with the crowd—you decide.

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    How to Make Vanilla Cupcakes from Scratch

    Grab some vanilla beans! It's time to learn how to make vanilla cupcakes for special occasions, birthdays and just because.

    Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

    1 review

    We love using this simple vegan vanilla cupcake recipe as a base to layer on extra flavor. Stir in grated...


    Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

    1 review

    Decorate these simple gluten-free vanilla cupcakes for any special occasion or holiday. Since the frosting recipe includes cream cheese, be...


    Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

    5 reviews

    While not as sweet as buttercream, this frosting made with whipping cream is smooth, creamy and a pleasure to pipe...


    Santa Cupcakes

    6 reviews

    My kids leave out at least one cupcake for Santa on Christmas Eve. These seemed appropriate! —Sharon Skildum, Maple Grove,...

    Conversation Cupcakes

    3 reviews

    Enjoy frosting sweet sentiments onto these valentines cupcakes by baking a batch ahead of time using no-fuss cake mix. You...


    Baseball Cupcakes

    I like these simple baseball cupcakes because it can be mixed up by hand. I have worked and reworked it...

    Cannoli Cupcakes

    6 reviews

    These jumbo cupcakes feature a fluffy, creamy cannoli-like filling. White chocolate curls on top are the crowning touch.—Taste of Home...


    Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

    17 reviews

    My family just loves these cupcakes, especially the subtle taste of peanut butter in the frosting. Chocolate frosting is equally...


    St. Patrick’s Day Pistachio Cupcakes

    5 reviews

    "On St. Patrick's Day our family gets together for a special dinner and other festivities," explains Susan Frantz of Pittsburgh,...


    Surprise Cupcakes

    1 review

    Edith Holliday shares the secret behind her cute cupcakes. "My mother taught me this simple way to fill cupcakes with...

    Vanilla Cupcakes with Rhubarb Compote

    Not too long ago I took up baking as a hobby and have loved it ever since. The inspiration for...


    Tres Leches Cupcakes

    This cupcake version of tres leches cake actually uses four types of milk, including the cream, but "quatro leches cake"...


    Very Vanilla Cupcakes

    6 reviews

    Everyone loves a vanilla cupcake. My recipe is a vanilla lovers dream—it's a vanilla cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream. To...


    Berry-Topped White Cupcakes

    9 reviews

    Guests just love these yummy white cupcakes that are topped with a cream cheese frosting. The strawberry-blueberry garnish makes them...


    Ambrosia Cupcakes

    10 reviews

    These unbeatable cupcakes are loaded with flavor. Pineapple, apricot, coconut...your taste buds will be dancing! The addition of butter, shortening...

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    Rainbow Cupcakes

    3 reviews

    I’ve been making these colorful cupcakes with my mom since I was in high school. The cheery sweets are as...


    Boston Cream Cupcakes

    25 reviews

    Boston cream cupcakes have been my favorite bakery treat since I was a child, so I put together this easy-to-make...


    Easter Bunny Cupcakes

    6 reviews

    Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, these cupcakes definitely bring out the cute factor. So this Easter, delight...


    Posy Cupcakes

    2 reviews

    Our Test Kitchen staff suggests dressing up cupcakes from a mix with canned frosting and candied flowers. Don't want...


    Patriotic Cupcakes

    23 reviews

    These festive cupcakes are sure to be the star of your Fourth of July menu. I divided the batter from...


    Firecracker Cupcakes

    3 reviews

    These no-fuss treats are so much fun to make with kids, and they put a spark in Fourth of July...


    Mardi Gras Cupcakes

    12 reviews

    Take these simple Mardi Gras cupcakes to a get-together and watch them disappear. Kids will love to help decorate them...


    Curveball Cupcakes

    4 reviews

    After frosting the cupcakes white, I used a fork and red gel icing to "stitch the seams." Everyone went nuts...

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    Elf Cupcakes

    Rich and buttery vanilla cupcakes have a tender crumb and make a perfect base for these whimsical elves lost in...


    Irish Cream Cupcakes

    11 reviews

    If you're looking for a grown-up cupcake, give these a try. You'll have a hard time limiting yourself to one!...


    Classic Yellow Cupcakes

    5 reviews

    Sugar substitute makes these golden cupcakes a wonderfully sweet treat, whether used for dessert or as a fast snack. Light...


    Key Lime Cupcakes

    2 reviews

    I made these light, tangy cupcakes on a chilly day to remind me of our vacation in southern Florida, where...


    Bunny Cupcakes

    1 review

    Celebrate spring with these cute critters that our home economists created from a cake mix, frosting and marshmallows. Cookies form...


    Yellow Cupcakes

    27 reviews

    Nothing is better than homemade cupcakes. This yellow cupcake recipe makes delicious and fluffy treats. To top them, choose whatever...