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Yellow Cupcakes

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
    2 dozen


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Editor's Note
    Decorative cupcake liners can be found at
    Nutrition 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.

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    • Gretchen
      Jun 28, 2020

      I have made this recipe severally times! It is easy to make and the cupcakes are tasty! I half the recipe since we are a very small household.

    • Loni
      May 26, 2020

      Cupcakes had no flavor at all.

    • Carrie
      May 17, 2020

      Could I use whole milk instead of 2% (it’s all I have on hand)?

    • s_pants
      Feb 7, 2019

      Good flavor, but it does not taste like a traditional yellow cupcake. Not very light.

    • Cyndi
      Jan 1, 2018

      This recipe is simple and tastes great. A little more dense than other recipes I have tried but so tasty.

    • Melissa
      Sep 30, 2017

      Great texture but these taste and look like sugar cookies, not yellow cake.

    • mom2lauren
      Mar 28, 2017

      Beautiful fluffy batter. I was asked to bring 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes to my kids school this week. Decided to give this recipe a try. I made 1 1/2x the recipe so I'd have enough cupcakes. My daughter sampled the leftover one and said it was perfect. I made home made buttercream frosting, I'll frost tomorrow before I drop them off. As a Volunteer Field Editor, I love testing recipes and reviewing them!

    • virginiacoy
      Sep 3, 2016

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

    • Emilybodohsmith
      Sep 3, 2016

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

    • jasmine60
      Jul 17, 2016

      delicious recipe very easy to make thanks for sharing