Velvety Vanilla Cupcakes

These Vanilla Cupcakes are so super easy to make and they are utterly delicious. These Vanilla Cupcakes are such a classic recipe that everyone can make. These cupcakes have a delicious vanilla cupcake, vanilla buttercream and are decorated with sprinkles.

Hello!

Hi there, and welcome to the first ever post on A Spoonful of Vanilla. I decided of course that I had to start with something super simple. I mean I can’t just dive right in there without covering the basics first. Over the next few weeks (hopefully) I want to post more basic recipes, such as chocolate and lemon flavoured things etc. but with my twist on them.

I hope to post more than just cupcakes, as I love baking just about everything from tray bakes to cheesecakes, cupcakes and cakes, so I hope this blog will become full of exciting recipes in every aspect of baking.

I also hope this blog will become an outlet for my addiction. Yes my name is Sarah and I am addicted to Sprinkles. I just think they make any cake, cupcake, tray bake look incredible and they come in so many shapes, colours and mixes.

I’m going to be trying out different formats of posts, over the next few months just until I get into the groove of blogging. If you like something please let me know, if you dislike something again please let me know. Also please let me know what you think of my recipes, you can leave a comment on the bottom of the post or you can get in contact with me on Twitter and Instagram.

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To make these cakes I start by creaming together the butter and sugar. Next, I add in the remaining ingredients and mix again until they are fully combined. You don’t need to mix these cupcakes for too long because it should only take a minute or two for them to come together.

Next, I split them between my 12 baking cups. I use these Baking Cups from Iced Jems. They come in so many different colours and designs. They are honestly so cute. I use these in every cupcake recipe I make.

Bake the cupcakes in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

How Do I Know If The Cupcakes Are Baked?

Okay, so there are a few ways to tell if the cupcakes are baked. I normally, press them gently and if they spring back when I remove my finger then they are ready. If not pop them back into the oven for 3-4 minutes and repeat.

You could also test them using a cake skewer, test the thickest part of the cupcake. If the skewer comes out clean then they are ready. If not pop them back into the oven for 3-4 minutes and repeat.

Vanilla Buttercream

To make the buttercream mix together the icing sugar, butter and Vanilla Extract. For the buttercream please use unsalted butter and not a baking spread.

Baking Spreads are perfect for the cupcakes as they create such a lovely light sponge but in buttercream, they just make it too soft. So please use unsalted butter for the buttercream.

If your buttercream is too soft you can add 1tsp of whole milk and mix again repeat until the buttercream is the desired consistency.

Decoration

To decorate I used a Wilton 1M Piping Tip and these piping bags. I piped the buttercream on top and decorated them with sprinkles, of course! I used these Dancing Queen Sprinkles from Happy Sprinkles.

Alternatives

You can make these cupcakes chocolate if you prefer just remove 25g of self-raising flour and replace it with 25g of cocoa powder.

Equipment

Baking Cups

Measuring Spoon

Scales

Spatula

Mixing Bowl

Piping Tips

Piping Bags

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Vanilla Cupcakes

Sarah Mark
These Vanilla Cupcakes are so super easy to make and they are utterly delicious. These Vanilla Cupcakes are such a classic recipe that everyone can make. These cupcakes have a delicious vanilla cupcake, vanilla buttercream and are decorated with sprinkles.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Decoration Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients
  

For The Cupcakes

  • 145 g Caster Sugar
  • 145 g Unsalted Butter or Stork
  • 145 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

For the Buttercream

  • 200 g Unsalted Butter
  • 400 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3-4 tsp Whole Milk
  • Sprinkles

Instructions
 

To Make the Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160 Fan. Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners and leave to one side.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the flour, eggs, baking powder and vanilla and whisk until all combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the cupcake liners. I use a small ice cream scoop to do this so I know that they are all even.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. You will know the cupcakes are ready when they are golden brown and springy to touch.

To Make the Buttercream

  • While the cupcakes are cooling make the buttercream.
  • In a large bowl add the butter, icing sugar and vanilla and mix until it is all combined.
  • If the buttercream is too thick you can add 1tsp of Whole Milk and mix again. Repeat until the buttercream is the desired consistency.
  • Spoon the mixture into your piping bag and pipe swirls on top. Finish with a spoonful of sprinkles on top.

If you do have any questions about these Vanilla Cupcakes or any other recipes on my blog you can contact me either by sending me a DM on social media or an email. You can find all my details on the right-hand side of this page. 

63 Comments

  • Colleen

    9 January 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Yum! That frosting looks fabulous 😁

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      10 January 2020 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you very much! It is super simple to make and it is my absolute favourite part about cake!

  • athousandbitsofpaper

    10 January 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Lovely recipe and pictures. Followed for more 😊

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      10 January 2020 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you very much! I hope to fill it with lots of tasty bakes and treats in the coming weeks and months

  • Darina

    10 January 2020 at 10:09 pm

    These cupcakes looks sooo delicious. I do not bake that much coz it frightens me but your recipe looks very easy to do. I will for sure give those cupcakes a try. Thank you for sharing.

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      10 January 2020 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you! They are super simple, if you have any more questions please get in contact with me, please let me know how you get on if you do make them x

  • Kyra | lovekyra.co.uk

    11 January 2020 at 12:38 pm

    These look to die for! I’m definitely going to be saving this recipe for future use!
    -Kyra

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      11 January 2020 at 1:23 pm

      Thank you so much! It is so simple to make and honestly one of my favourites please let me know how you get on if you do make it 😊

      1. Kyra | lovekyra.co.uk

        11 January 2020 at 2:10 pm

        I definitely will! Xx

  • Alia (@AliaTheSimple)

    11 January 2020 at 6:53 pm

    This looks delicious! I’m definitely adding this to my baking recipes for the summer! And welcome to the world blogging! Can’t wait for your other posts?

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      11 January 2020 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you so much! I am hoping to fill my blog with lots of delicious bakes and treats in the coming weeks and months. Please let me know how you get on if you do bake these cupcakes.

  • Enn

    11 January 2020 at 7:02 pm

    YUMMMMMMM will definitely be making these!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      11 January 2020 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you so much! They are super simple and on of my absolute favourite recipes.

  • Off a Small Island

    12 January 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Looks amazing! and a nice easy recipe, loving the polka dot cupcake holders too!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      12 January 2020 at 2:08 pm

      Thank you so much! The cases are super cute aren’t they? I absolutley love them.

  • 365 days of yays and nays

    12 January 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Looks delish – looking forward to seeing more Sarah 😀

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      12 January 2020 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you! Hope to have a new recipe later this week x

  • Nicola

    13 January 2020 at 11:16 am

    These look amazing. Can’t wait to give them a go myself!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      13 January 2020 at 6:31 pm

      Thank you! Please let me know how you get on!

  • Pacific Northwest and Beyond

    13 January 2020 at 9:55 pm

    They look lovely, but I shouldn’t have read this post because now I want a cupcake!!! I haven’t tried your recipe (yet) but looking at cute cupcakes like this makes me inspired to get back to baking some goodies!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      13 January 2020 at 10:57 pm

      I am glad I have inspired you I can’t wait to see what tasty goodie you make and I am sorry you are now craving cupcakes 😂

  • Megan Rae

    14 January 2020 at 8:14 pm

    These look incredible! I wish I could make cupcakes as well as you, but I guess I can only get better with practice😬 xx

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      14 January 2020 at 8:41 pm

      Practice makes perfect! I’m sure the cupcakes you make would be perfect and super delicious too! Xx

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  • sarahcull1983

    15 January 2020 at 8:39 pm

    These look amazing! Looking forward to more of your future recipes 🙂

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      15 January 2020 at 9:50 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Eilidh Horder

    16 January 2020 at 6:38 am

    These look and sound sooooooooo delicious! I’m substituting plant-based ingredients, more and more often, when I bake. I wonder if you’d ever consider doing this too – possibly including alternative ingredients…? Happy Baking!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      16 January 2020 at 11:07 am

      I have been experimenting with vegan cakes but the recipe isn’t perfect yet but as of yet I haven’t tried baking with plant-based ingredients it is something I definitely will look into though, thank you so much for the suggestion!

      1. Eilidh Horder

        17 January 2020 at 3:04 pm

        That’s lovely that you’re considering it. Your cakes look absolutely yummy!

  • Kariss Ainsworth

    16 January 2020 at 11:15 pm

    It looks so pretty!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      17 January 2020 at 10:05 am

      Thank you!

  • DidiCrawford

    18 January 2020 at 1:40 pm

    I need to whip up some cupcakes for a charity event and these sound delish! Will let you know how I get on

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      18 January 2020 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you! I can’t wait to see them and find out what you think of them!

  • Rachel Laws

    18 January 2020 at 2:41 pm

    These look SOOOO tasty! Great post <3

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      18 January 2020 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you very much!

  • Lellalee

    19 January 2020 at 8:16 pm

    These cakes are making my mouth water! Thank you for the recipe – I’ll definitely be trying to make these myself! xxx

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      19 January 2020 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them! x

  • meaghanbethany

    19 January 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Congratulations on starting your blog! My partner and I love to bake (although we don’t do it as often as we should) so will definitely be looking out for your recipes!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      20 January 2020 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you! I hope to fill this blog with lots of delicious recipes so please keep an eye out! I can’t wait to see if you make any.

  • bournemouthgirl

    21 January 2020 at 9:54 pm

    These look and sound very yummy and makes me want to eat cake now 😂🙈 thank you for sharing!

  • KHarris

    22 January 2020 at 3:20 pm

    These seem like something my kids would love and they look so cute I bet they would be perfect for a birthday party!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      22 January 2020 at 11:36 pm

      They would be perfect for kids to make they are super easy and they would love decorating them with lots of different sprinkles or sweets!

  • traveladdictedunicorn

    24 January 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Those look so yummy!! Too bad I am horrible at cooking and baking!! Now I want a cupcake 🙁

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      25 January 2020 at 7:50 pm

      Thank you! If I could send you some I would!

  • Bobbie Stewart

    26 January 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Awesome first post!! These look amazing. Thanks for sharing them!!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      26 January 2020 at 5:45 pm

      Thank you I wanted to start off with something simple and easy!

  • allofbritnee

    26 January 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Omg these look amazing. I will have to try these one day.

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      26 January 2020 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you! Let me know how you get on if you do 🙂

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  • Kristina

    25 February 2020 at 11:59 pm

    These cupcakes look so mouthwatering . I will definitely give them a try !

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      26 February 2020 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you! If you do please let me know what you think!

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  • Savannah

    18 May 2020 at 6:07 pm

    These look so good! I’m not much of a baker but my fiancé is, maybe I can convince him to make them 😋

  • Amanda

    19 May 2020 at 2:58 am

    Oh my goodness these look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  • Retirestyle Travel

    20 May 2020 at 5:28 am

    I love vanilla. These cupcakes look and sounds delicious

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      20 May 2020 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you!

  • Lucy Paterson

    20 May 2020 at 10:24 am

    These look yummy!! And the buttercream looks absolute delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  • Mary Lee

    21 May 2020 at 8:34 pm

    These look super good! I’m drooling! I wish I could order your blog food photos on Ubereats and have it delivered to me in 30 minutes!

    Mari xx
    https://i–am–mari.blogspot.com/

  • Jasmine | Poppies and Jasmine

    10 May 2021 at 1:52 pm

    So pretty and perfect! I’ll have to try these as soon as I start baking again!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      31 May 2021 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy if you do make them!

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