Easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Gladys Ania
July 11, 2022

Here’s a list of all the ingredients necessary to make these amazing cupcakes. They’re so moist and delicious this will surely become your go to vanilla cupcake recipe from scratch. After a time or two you won’t even remember why you used a box mix in the past. Remember to measure these ingredients out exactly as we have them listed!

  • 1 ¼ cups flour, all-purpose
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar, white granulated
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cooking oil, vegetable or canola
  • ½ cup buttermilk

How to make vanilla cupcake recipe from scratch:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill pan with cupcake liners
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until lightly frothy
  4. Gradually add sugar beating about 30 seconds until well combined
  5. Add oil and vanilla, beat well
  6. Gradually add dry ingredients, alternating with buttermilk. Starting and stopping with dry ingredients. Dry = 3 additions. Buttermilk = 2 additions.
  7. Beat until well combined. Batter will be thin.
  8. Divide into cupcakes liners, ⅔ full
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  10. Cool completely, frost, and top with sprinkles!