Yellow Cupcake Recipe

Rating 5.0
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This classic yellow cupcake recipe is a perfect backdrop to any frosting. Soft and plush, these vanilla cupcakes have a subtle tang thanks to the buttermilk.
Dessert
New American
10
ingredients
10
steps
30
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
12
1 1/2 cup(s)
cake flour
1 cup(s)
granulated sugar
2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
4 oz
unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup(s)
buttermilk, divided
2
extra-large eggs
1
egg yolk
1/2 tblsp
½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract, see notes 1
buttercream or frosting, see notes for recipes

Directions 10 steps | 30 Minutes

Step 1

Line a cupcake or muffin pan with cupcake liners. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Measure and prep all ingredients. 

Step 2

In a measuring cup, whisk together the ¼ cup of buttermilk, extra-large eggs, egg yolk and vanilla extract until well combined. Set aside.

Step 3

In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl, add the cake flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine.

Step 4

Add the unsalted butter to the bowl. Mix on low speed with the stand mixer or electric handheld mixer until combined. The resulting mixture should look like little crumbs.

Step 5

Add the remaining ½ cup of buttermilk and mix on low speed until combined.

Step 6

With the mixer on low speed, slowly drizzle in the buttermilk mixture, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Step 7

Fill each cupcake liner to about ⅔ full.

Step 8

Bake the cupcakes, rotating the pan halfway, for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 9

Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 10

Frost with your preferred frosting or buttercream. Enjoy! (See notes.)


Notes:

  1. Because vanilla is the primary flavor in this cupcake, good quality vanilla extract is important in producing delicious cupcakes with this recipe.

Frosting Recipes:

 

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
219
FAT
9.1 g
PROTEIN
3.3 g
CARBS
31.1 g

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Fred M.

Fred

29 Jul 2022

Simple and perfect! Excited to make these again soon.

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