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Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

This vanilla cupcake recipe is so simple and you likely have everything that you need in your pantry and fridge!
Servings 14 Cupcakes


  • 1 ⅓  cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Full-Fat Sour Cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line a 12-count muffin pan with liners. Line second muffin pan with 2 liners. Set both aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla.
  • Add in the sour cream and mix until fully combined.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX THE BATTER!
  • Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them a little over half way full.
  • Bake in separate batches for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool on a wire rack completely before icing.