Easy Vanilla Cupcakes : 6 Cupcakes Recipe

 Vanilla Cupcake recipe for beginners : small batch Cupcake Recipe
Vanilla Cupcakes with frosting

Yay! at last , the long awaited Vanilla cupcake recipe is here.
This recipe is simple, easy and of course delicious.
And to make it even better, the recipe is only for a small batch; just six cupcakes.

So if you have been reluctant to try out any cake recipe for fear of not getting it right and wasting ingredients, this vanilla cupcake recipe is just right for beginners. Nothing complicated and no fuss at all.
I also included a simple vanilla cream icing to top up the cakes. These beautiful cupcakes are already tasty, so feel free to leave out the icing if you want to.

Now here’s our simple 6 vanilla cupcake recipe with vanilla frosting.

Delicious Vanilla cupcakes.

Ingredients for 6 cupcakes
(double or triple recipe at your preference)

  •  45 grams Butter(softened) or Vegetable oil
  • 1 Large Egg
  •  80 grams Sugar
  •  90 grams Plain Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon(3.75 grams) Baking powder
  •  40 ml Milk
  •  1 teaspoon Vanilla extract/flavor

Preparation

–Before you start with the cupcakes, first grease the cupcake pans lightly with butter and dust with flour. But if using cupcake liners you can omit this step.

–The next thing to do is, preheat the oven at 180ºC for 10 minutes and while the oven is warming up, you can go ahead and prepare the cake batter.

1. In a deep bowl, mix the butter with the sugar and egg, until creamy.

2. Gradually, sift in the flour and baking powder and mix until well incorporated.

3. Also add the milk and vanilla extract and mix until combined.

4. Now fill in the cupcake pans up to 2/3 the capacity of the mold.
Tip: to make fill-up easier and neater, you can pour the cupcake batter into a plastic bag, cut a tip and pipe the batter into the cupcake pans.

 Vanilla Cupcakes ready for the oven

5. Finally bake at 20-25 minutes or until the cakes passes the toothpick test. Then take out of the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

6 vanilla cupcakes ready for frosting

See how easy it was! Now you have your Delicious Vanilla cupcakes.

To make the Vanilla cream frosting/icing, simply follow this easy recipe we have HERE and use this measurements below to make enough for 6 cupcakes.

You’ll need

  •  100 grams Butter (softened)
  • 125 grams Icing sugar
  • half teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon Milk
  • 2 to 3 drops red food coloring(to give it this light pink color)

When you have prepared the vanilla butter cream icing/frosting, pipe it on the cupcakes and enjoy!

Easy Vanilla Cupcakes : 6 Cupcakes Recipe

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41 Comments

  1. Loveth
    December 23, 2018 / 3:08 am

    Am grateful for this genuine transfer of knowledge. Thank you so much.

  2. wunmmy
    July 27, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    thanks for all these recipes Niky, more wisdom

  3. Peace Oriahi
    July 13, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    Thanks alot but i have those questions i hope u can help me, i have this lady selling cup ckes around my office where i sell snacks and food her cakes are usually bigger than mine do u think there is any secret to rising the cakes

    • December 26, 2018 / 8:45 am

      Hi Peace, there are several reasons why her cupcakes come out bigger than yours. But I will just list the basic ones.
      One of them is the size of the pan that she uses. Cupcake pans comes in different sizes and hers might be larger than yours.
      Another reason is the amount of batter that she puts in each pan, Some people fill up two-third of the pan, while other prefer to fill up half of the pan,. This will yield two cipcakes of different sizes, even though the same pan was used.
      Hope this helps and always make sure that you follow a cake recipe as it is written , so that you do not have any issues with the batter too.

  4. Ruth Tor
    October 3, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Enter your comment…can you please send me a recipe for making cookies…

  5. Benedicta Acha
    September 23, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Thanks niki! Pls can you share sponge cake recipe

  6. Anonymous
    August 29, 2017 / 9:20 am

    looks delicious…I can't wait to try it

  7. Angelic
    August 17, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Pls quantity of preservative for cup cake

  8. Angelic
    August 17, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Pls quantity of preservative for cup cake

  9. Anonymous
    July 31, 2017 / 9:04 am

    Thanks pls i bought this silcone cupcake pan do i need to line it or pour the batter directly on it and bake?

    • December 26, 2018 / 9:10 am

      Hi dear, as you can see in the pictures above, I also made use of individual silicone pans and also lined them. But lining them isn’t necessary, I just like the aesthetic look and it also makes cleanup easier for me🙂

  10. Rejoice Ndudi
    June 27, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Good day ma, please I want you to help me with the butter and egg measurement for size 12 cake.thank you

  11. Chioma
    May 2, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Pls wat if i dont have a cupcake mould? How do i go about it.

    • December 26, 2018 / 9:17 am

      If you want to get the shape of this cake, you will need a cupcake pan or mould, but notwitstanding you can make use of any cake pan that you have handy.

  12. omobolanle awosanya
    April 23, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    I hope you will get my message this time. I want to say thank you for the help you are rendering to life, God bless you. When I bake for another 20minutes after pre heating for 10minutes,my cupcakes almost got burnt and I already rub the pan with flour and butter. Do you think baking for another 10 minutes will be okay. Thanks

    • December 26, 2018 / 9:22 am

      Hi Omobolanle, so sorry for the very late response, I think you should reduce the temperature of your oven and still bake at 20 minutes. You oven is too hot that is why the cake gets burnt.
      And since oven brands differs from place to place, make sure you check the cake from time to time , so that they don’t get burnt again .

  13. omobolanle awosanya
    April 23, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    I hope you will get my message this time. I want to say thank you for the help you are rendering to life, God bless you. When I bake for another 20minutes after pre heating for 10minutes,my cupcakes almost got burnt and I already rub the pan with flour and butter. Do you think baking for another 10 minutes will be okay. Thanks

    • December 26, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Hi Omobolanle, so sorry for the very late response, I think you should reduce the temperature of your oven and still bake at 20 minutes. You oven is too hot that is why the cake gets burnt.

  14. Anonymous
    April 12, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    thanks for this recipe. please what are the golden brown 'beads' on the frosting? thanks.

  15. Anonymous
    November 28, 2016 / 9:27 am

    Thanks I made the eforiro for the first time and it came out well thanks a lot God bless you for my family really enjoyed it

  16. ELO
    October 26, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    IS BUTTER NOT NEEDED IN FRIED RICE

  17. Joy
    October 3, 2016 / 3:12 am

    Hello NKy, thank you so much for this recipe. Please what I is the measurement for the sugar for the cupcakes recipe? Thank you.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 5, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      Oh dear, I can't believe I missed that, thanks for pointing it out.It's 80 grams hun.

  18. Joy
    October 2, 2016 / 4:47 am

    Hi Nky. Thank you so much for this recipe. But there is no measurement for the sugar for baking the cake. What is the measurement? Thank you once again.

  19. fynest
    September 26, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    thank you so much for this recipe

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 28, 2016 / 5:36 pm

      You're welcome Fynest 🙂

  20. Ann Uche
    September 26, 2016 / 10:52 am

    Hi Nky,WELLDONE!!!This looks very easy to make and I'm sure it will turn out delicious,as usual!I want to use this opportunity to appreciate you for helping me.You have made cooking/baking easy and interesting for me.I've been using so many of your recipes(so sorry for not leaving comments) and they turn out nice…One that my Husband loved so much is the Adalu! Hmmn,He so praised me that day and kept asking for more!May God continue to increase you on all sides!!!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 28, 2016 / 5:35 pm

      Hi Ann, I'm so glad you left a comment this time around. God bless you too hun, and thanks for your lovely comment, hope to hear from you more 🙂

  21. Rex
    September 23, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    So easy…… Thumb up!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 28, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks Rex 🙂

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