Easy Vanilla Cupcakes

These vanilla cupcakes are so easy to make, simply mix all of the ingredients together and bake. They’re perfect for birthdays, cake sales, tea with your friends and any other celebration you can think of.

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These vanilla cupcakes are so easy to make, simply mix all of the ingredients together and bake. They're perfect for birthdays, cake sales, tea with your friends and any other celebration you can think of.

I mentioned when I shared my recipe for caramel cupcakes a couple of weeks ago that I’m working on creating a mix-and-match cupcake index with all my sponges, buttercreams and fillings in one place so you can create your own cupcakes using any combination you can think of. However, when I made a start on it I realised that two of my go-to cupcakes recipes (vanilla and chocolate) didn’t exist on here in cupcake form (they’re only on here as larger birthday cake recipes). Whilst it’s really easy to convert these particular recipes from large cakes, to save you the trouble of working out what to adjust I decided that I’d publish them as cupcakes too.

These vanilla cupcakes are so easy to make, simply mix all of the ingredients together and bake. They're perfect for birthdays, cake sales, tea with your friends and any other celebration you can think of.

One of the reasons I started this website is that I’ve got a terrible memory for recipes and I wanted somewhere to write them down so I could make them again and again. Whilst I remake my own recipes all the time (this one in particular gets made a lot), it’s not often that other people make my recipes for me to eat. I think it only happened for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It was a slightly nervous moment for me (because I always worry that someone reading a recipe won’t interpret it how I’d intended), but I have to say that I think they cooked them better than I do 🙂

Have you ever cooked someone else’s recipe for them to eat, or vice versa? How did it go?

These vanilla cupcakes are so easy to make, simply mix all of the ingredients together and bake. They're perfect for birthdays, cake sales, tea with your friends and any other celebration you can think of.

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Easy Vanilla Cupcakes

These vanilla cupcakes are so easy to make, simply mix all of the ingredients together and bake. They’re perfect for birthdays, cake sales, tea with your friends and any other celebration you can think of.

Active Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 207 kcal

Ingredients

  • 165 g self-raising flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 165 g soft margarine
  • 165 g caster sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • tsp milk

Extras

  • 12 cupcake cases

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160ºC/140ºC fan.
  2. Place your cupcake cases into a muffin tin.
  3. Sift the self-raising flour (165g) and baking powder (1½ tsp) into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients (3 medium eggs, 165g soft margarine, 165g caster sugar, a few drops of vanilla extract and 1½ tsp milk) and mix until fully combined (either by hand or using an electric mixer on a low speed).
  4. Divide the mixture equally between the muffin cases (I use a cupcake scoop to help split it evenly).
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave the cupcakes to cool in their tins for about 10 minutes and then move them to a wire rack to cool fully before decorating.

Recipe Notes

If you’d like to top them with vanilla buttercream you can find the recipe here.

Have you tried this recipe? Please leave a comment and rating at the bottom of the page to let others know what you thought.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Vanilla Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.1g 17%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 23.7g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 14.2g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

These vanilla cupcakes are so easy to make, simply mix all of the ingredients together and bake. They're perfect for birthdays, cake sales, tea with your friends and any other celebration you can think of.

Free From/Suitable For…

The ingredients I used to make this recipe are all free from the following allergens. However, please check any labels carefully for allergens you need to avoid as brands can vary and product recipes can change over time.

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Tree Nut-Free
  • Peanut-Free
  • Sesame-Free
  • Soya-Free
  • Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphite-Free
  • Lupin-Free

These vanilla cupcakes are so easy to make, simply mix all of the ingredients together and bake. They're perfect for birthdays, cake sales, tea with your friends and any other celebration you can think of.


I’m sharing this recipe with the following blog challenge… #CookBlogShare with Easy Peasy Foodie.

26 Comments:

  1. awesome recipe …changed the margarine for Nuttalex and used Oat milk so Dairy free for Grandson !

  2. Amazing recipes!! After a failed batch of caramel cupcakes – tasted good but split over the cases – I persisted careful not to overfill next time around. (I bought a metal ice-cream scoop (what you call a cookie scoop) from $2 shop – This is the keyword perfect measuring !!) I made another batch (also using your caramel recipe) plus a batch of vanilla cupcakes. Just made delicious buttercream too. Both have turned out brilliantly and more to the point, taste delicious. I got about a tray and a half for patty cakes which I guess would be 12 muffins. Thanks Charlotte.

  3. Loved the recipe but mine always seem to spill out the top of the cupcake cases – is this just a case of having put too much mixture in or is it a temperature issue?

    • Charlotte Oates

      It sounds like there’s too much mixture for the cases, they should be about 2/3 full. What type of cases do you use. I usually use muffin cases which are a little larger for my cupcakes.

  4. Hello Charlotte – I love that these are really easy and taste fab. I’ve made them a couple of times when I’ve had guests pop round and have had good comments (plus I love the animation on your video). Keep up your good work.

  5. Hi Charlotte, I love these cakes and make them sometimes with my two sons who enjoy helping me bake. We love topping them with all sorts including your delicious buttercreams. Julie

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