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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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 orange zest and chopped pecans, vegan chocolate chips and cinnamon, or your own favorite mix-ins. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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...


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...


Patriotic Cupcakes

23 reviews

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


Irish Cream Cupcakes

12 reviews

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

Tres Leches Cupcakes

1 review

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


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...

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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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...


Baseball Cupcakes

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


Surprise Cupcakes

1 review

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

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,...


Yellow Cupcakes

27 reviews

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


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...


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...

Boston Cream Cupcakes

26 reviews

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


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...


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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

9 reviews

My son loves these vanilla bean cupcakes! Flecks of vanilla bean in the moist, tender cupcakes give them special-occasion status....