Yummy Vanilla Cupcakes

Printable Recipe:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 cups sour cream
Cooking Directions
  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  5. Add the flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream (batter will be thick).
  6. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups with about 1/4 cup of batter (I just used my large cookie scoop).
  7. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Makes about 30 cupcakes

Vanilla Frosting

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 T vanilla
  • 2-4 T half and half
Cooking Directions
  1. Beat butter and vanilla until creamy.
  2. Add salt.
  3. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, beating until combined.
  4. Add half and half 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach desired consistency.
Makes enough to frost the entire batch of Vanilla Cupcakes with a bit extra.

These are also amazing with Homemade Chocolate Frosting.

Holly's Notes:
I found the original recipe at Baked Perfection.  I've been searching for a homemade vanilla cake recipe that isn't overly sweet and this one just about fits the bill.  The frosting recipe called for 3 Tablespoons of vanilla, but 2 was plenty for me.  I also used half and half instead of milk in the frosting.  These were a hit with The Doctor, especially since he can't have chocolate.


  1. These cupcakes must be living up to their name, Yummy because they sure do look that way. Made from scratch is always best! Thanks for sharing with us at The Yuck Stops Here. Please come again!

  2. Now they look like cup cakes are supposed to look! (loving the sprinkles)

  3. Vanilla is my son's favorite flavor when it comes to dessert. He'll go crazy over these!
    Thank you for stopping by and linking this week, Holly.

  4. Yum, Yum! I am much more a vanilla lover than chocolate. These are right up my alley. Look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. Pinned.

  5. This looks amazing! Pinned. Please come and party with us tonight at 7 pm. It just wouldn't be a party without you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Labor Day! Lou Lou Girls

  6. Aw! Simplicity at it's best in these vanilla cupcakes. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. I'll pin as soon as I wipe the frosting off my chin! Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com

  7. We would just love your cupcakes! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Your post has been pinned with the party!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. I love vanilla cupcakes! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)


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