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3 Vanilla Cupcakes on a napkin.

Homemade Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
It only takes 30 minutes to make this Homemade Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe. Frost them with store bought or homemade buttercream frosting. Perfect birthday party cupcakes are easy to make.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 131 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract I used my homemade vanilla extract
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  • Preheat oven to 350 F. degrees.
  • Line two cupcake pans with cupcake liners and set aside.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar to the butter and beat with a mixer until combined.
  • Add ½ the egg whites to the bowl of creamed butter and sugar and beat until combined. Add the remaining egg whites to the bowl and beat for 2 minutes on medium.
  • Alternately add half of the flour and half of the milk to the bowl of wet ingredients beating one minute between each addition. Add the vanilla extract to the bowl and beat for 2 more minutes.
  • Fill each cupcake paper two-thirds full.
  • Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the baked cupcakes from the oven and place the baking pan on a cooling rack. Cool for 10 minutes before transferring the cupcakes to the cooling rack.
  • Cool the cupcakes completely before frosting.
  • 24 Cupcakes



Serving: 1unfrosted cupcake | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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