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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): 163 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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mom2lauren User ID: 7407229 264023
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4444560 253622
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

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

[email protected] User ID: 8925439 253618
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016 Edited Sep. 9, 2016

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

jasmine60 User ID: 8894977 250532
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

"delicious recipe very easy to make thanks for sharing"

trixiecat User ID: 8872303 248819
Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"We cut the cupcakes in half and put strawberries, whipped cream and sprinkles on top...perfect density. The kids LOVED them"

kcsings2much User ID: 2164081 245270
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."

Chloeb2018 User ID: 8627183 237737
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."

Vspeedy User ID: 8510509 231809
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"Should I use salted or unsalted butter?"

doreensanzone User ID: 1270959 176851
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

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

Gracies_Mommy User ID: 7867068 160244
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2014

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

Dressagediva User ID: 7856334 182072
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."

missimin User ID: 2792514 110312
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."

snikop User ID: 7777724 176847
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!"

prettybrwneyes User ID: 7767643 110311
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."

poshherb User ID: 2958918 94666
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2014

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

compumom90 User ID: 7738012 178567
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

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

Poppy53 User ID: 7579553 165398
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."

CookingMama141516 User ID: 7355110 160243
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!"

Antonina39965 User ID: 6413731 182033
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"Everybody liked it, including me."

sperbeckm User ID: 4516960 165397
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."

aligreco User ID: 1831171 160242
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

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

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