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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

2 reviews

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


Yellow Cupcakes

27 reviews

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


Tres Leches Cupcakes

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


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

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!...


Mardi Gras Cupcakes

14 reviews

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

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...


Very Vanilla Cupcakes

5 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...


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...

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

9 reviews

My 3-year-old son loves these vanilla bean cupcakes! Flecks of vanilla bean in the moist, tender cupcakes gives them special-occasion...