Vanilla Cupcakes (A Simple Recipe)

Vanilla Cupcakes (A Simple Recipe)

photo (1) Taken with the iPhone 5

Salut mes beautés intelligentes! I made this a while ago during finals week while desperately in need of a study break, and of course a good "midnight" snack. It's a quick and easy recipe that makes good use of basic baking ingredients that lay around one's kitchen (Ok, I suppose this is dependent on how often one bakes, but hopefully you get what I mean, lol). I'm always looking for ways to "spike up" and add more flavor to basic recipes like these, please do tell if you have any suggestions. :D

Level: Easy Yield: 12 cupcakes Prep Time: 10 minutes Bake Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup of softened butter (you could melt it if that makes it easier)
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour (I used All Purpose Flour)
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking flour


Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 360 degrees (Fahrenheit), and spread some butter (or oil, just a little) on a 12 cup muffin pan. You could also use paper baking cups to line the pan. See here.

Step 2:

Next, you want to cream your butter and sugar in a large enough bowl, by mixing the two together until the mixture is light and fluffy. This helps dissolve the sugar and creates a good base for the remaining ingredients to blend properly.

Step 3:

Stir in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one.

Step 4:

Stir in the flour, baking powder and vanilla. (You could add some cinnamon too at this step if you have some! I didn't think about this at the time).

Step 5:

Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, spreading it evenly.

Step 6:

Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 mins, until it looks golden brown, the top springs back and a fork (or toothpick) comes out dry if used to poke a cupcake.

Step 7:

Cool in pan, and serve/arrange after cooling.

Bon Appétit, -Onivie