Bakery-Style Vanilla Cupcakes

Bakery Style Vanilla Cupcakes via Sweetapolita

Happy National Vanilla Cupcake Day! I’m sorry that I’m sending you these wishes at the end of the day, but I couldn’t go without celebrating this holiday with you, but as usual, this is a late-night write. With such a holiday to celebrate, how could I possibly wake up and not bake a batch of classic pink vanilla bakery-style cupcakes? I couldn’t, so I did.

Bakery Style Vanilla Cupcakes via Sweetapolita

So we’ve got company today–a close friend (you may remember I chatted awhile back about how it was because of him my husband and I met) visiting from Grand Cayman, and I thought it would be a great time to celebrate National Vanilla Cupcake Day. I realized that as much as I make vanilla cake with vanilla frosting (of all kinds), that I don’t often make a classic bakery-style vanilla cupcake with sweet frosting and sprinkles. I know, it’s really inexcusable, considering. So this morning I woke up and made a batch of the Magnolia Bakery vanilla cupcakes. If you’re not familiar with the Magnolia Bakery, it’s a charming bakery in New York City that has been celebrated for its from-scratch baked goods, most notably the pink vanilla cupakes and the like. I first learned of the bakery while watching Sex in the City, but I’m sad to report that I’ve never actually set foot inside the bakery or tried any of their treats.

Bakery Style Vanilla Cupcakes via Sweetapolita

Bakery Style Vanilla Cupcakes via Sweetapolita

As you may believe, I love cupcakes, and I have made many, but I hadn’t ever baked or tried their version, so today seemed like a good time to give that a whirl. The cupcake portion of their recipe is a very classic butter cake technique and you won’t find anything too unexpected in the ingredient list, but the result is pleasingly vanilla and perfectly classic. After much blog discussion about vanilla cake, following the Fluffy White Vanilla Cake post (a post about my epic journey to discover a pure white, fluffy, cake-mix-like scratch cake), I have received dozens of emails asking me if that batter would be suitable for the ultimate cupcake. Truthfully, I find that batter amazing and ideal for fluffy cake layers, but with only egg whites, I find it doesn’t make the ideal cupcakes. That’s just for my taste, though, but I love a sweet, sturdy and “eggy” cupcake (sorry if that sounds odd, but it’s the only way I can describe that taste). This recipe calls for, among other things, 4 whole eggs, a generous amount of white sugar and a combination of self-rising and all-purpose (plain) flour, which to me is a great combination for the classic cupcake.

Bakery Style Vanilla Cupcakes via Sweetapolita

If you read my previous post about my Ruffles & Roses tea party, you may remember the Fairy Cakes. For those I used another vanilla cupcake recipe from another popular New York City bakery, Billy’s Bakery, that has a very similar ingredient list, but uses a combination of cake flour and self-rising flour. That recipe, however, uses the reverse creaming method, just as my Fluffy Vanilla Cake does, and the result is very similar to the Magnolia Bakery version. To me, they are both wonderful and consistent options for the perfect vanilla cupcake and I think the biggest difference is the “cake flour” taste–some love it, and some prefer a less distinct flavour that all-purpose flour seems to lend.

Bakery Style Vanilla Cupcakes via Sweetapolita

For the frosting, I opted to sort of combine my favourite whipped vanilla frosting with the sugary-sweet Magnolia buttercream, by increasing the icing sugar, but keeping it a bit less than what they call for. I have to admit that making these pink sprinkled vanilla cupcakes, made me happier than even I could have guessed.

If you’d like to keep up with the seemingly endless ‘National Dessert Days,” just for fun, my friends over at Best Friends for Frosting have a fabulous post including the Complete Directory List of National Dessert Days, and, trust me, I refer to it often!

Speaking of pink sprinkles, I’m not sure my life will be complete if I don’t soon order this. Why do sprinkles make us so silly happy?

Ah, yes, sprinkles. I have too much to say about them. No, really, I do, but, oh friends, it’s the middle of the night here in my world, and I think I must go to sleep! I don’t say that often, but tonight, I must. I will be back very soon to talk about all sorts of life-altering topics: flour, buttercream, frosting cakes, chocolate, pink . . . zzzz.

Off I go to dream about cakes and rainbows. Or more sleep.

Bakery-Style Vanilla Cupcakes

Yield: 24 standard cupcakes, or two 9-inch round cakes

Ingredients

    For the cupcakes:
  • 1-1/2 cups (190 g) self-rising flour
  • 1-1/4 cups (160 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks)(227 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (400 g) white sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (237 ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure vanilla
  • For the frosting:
  • 3 sticks (345 g) unsalted butter, softened and cut into cubes
  • 5 cups (625 g) confectioners’ sugar (icing, powdered)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) milk
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

    For the cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 standard muffin tins with cupcake liners of your choice (24 total).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flours and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium speed until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not over beat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended.
  5. Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners and bake in middle of oven until tops turn golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out just clean (a few crumbs is okay), about 18 minutes.
  6. Cool the cupcakes in tins for 15 minutes. Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before icing.
  7. For the frosting:
  8. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter for 5 minutes on medium speed (I use “4″ on my KitchenAid). Butter will become very pale & creamy.
  9. Add remaining ingredients and mix on low speed for 1 minute, then on medium speed for 5 minutes. Frosting will be very light, creamy, and fluffy.
  10. Add touch of gel food colour, if desired and mix until blended.
  11. Best used right away.

Notes

[cupcake recipe adapted from Magnolia Bakery]

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Sweetapolita’s Notes:

1. To keep frosting smooth and creamy (and not filled with air-bubbles), work it often in the bowl with a rubber spatula, in a pressing & smearing movement to remove air bubbles.

2. To decorate these cupcakes, I used a few drops of Americolor Electric Pink Soft Gel Paste to achieve the “bakery-pink” colour. I then piped a generous swirl of frosting onto each cupcake using a plain round decorating tip inserted in a piping bag, followed by pressing the bottom flat side of a small offset spatula into the centre of the frosting swirl, working in a gentle circular motion, to create an indent and swirl onto the cupcake.

3. I try to avoid keeping cupcakes in an airtight container, as that seems to cause some of the liners to separate from the cupcakes. Cake boxes with the flaps closed seems to work well.

Good luck & enjoy!

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Comments

  1. 1

    they look delightful! just the receipe I was looking for to treat myself after finishing my uni assignment! I shall make and devour these tomorrow!!! thanks!

  2. 2

    A very fitting way to celebrate National Vanilla Cupcake Day! Sometimes you just can’t beat a simple vanilla cupcake.

  3. 3

    Beautiful!! Shall I devour these now???… jajaja…

    http://www.mipatisserie.blogspot.com

  4. 4

    I love your blog, i’ve been reading for a while now and I’m still amazed by your style and your work !
    Thanks a lot for putting your recipe in grams, it’s quite hard to put everything in grams by myself.
    Regards from France thank you for being such a great blogger, photographer and of course baker :)

  5. 5

    They are so cute and perfect, I let out a tiny squeal when I saw them! :)

  6. 6

    Gorgeous as usual! I wish I had a dozen in my kitchen right now.

  7. 7

    Most gorgeous pictures ever!

  8. 8

    Rosie your photographs and their content always brightens my day! Those cupcakes are lovely.

  9. 9

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  10. 10

    These are cupcake perfection. Seriously–if you look up “cupcake” in the dictionary, these photos would be next to it! Definitely trying this recipe :)

  11. 11

    Hi, These cupcakes seem great, but I have a little problem. where I live they do not sell self rising flour, is there anything that I can substitute it with? Thx

    • 12

      They don’t sell self-raising flour where I am either, but you can make your own! the ratio is: 1 cup all purpose mixed with 2 tsp baking powder. Or for this recipe, Just substitute the self-raising flour for all-purpose flour and add 3 tsp to the mixture. Hope this helped

  12. 13

    Congrats to the winners!
    Silly question, the amounts seem a tiny bit higher than some of the other recipes I usually see. How many cupcakes were you about to get out of this batch? (Forgive me if you wrote it somewhere, I looked but didn’t notice if you put that somewhere. Thanks!

  13. 15

    Thank you for sharing
    I make this recipe today and I had a little problem.
    The cupcake was seperade from the cup but at the bottom center.
    U can see it only if you look downunder the cupcake.
    Did u know what I did wrong..???
    The recipe above of this was amazing..

    Thanks Nick

    • 16

      Hi Nick,
      Hmm…I’m not really sure what happened with your cupcakes? Is it possible that the cupcakes were under-baked? I’ve not heard of that happening before, so I’m not 100% certain; I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help!

      • 17

        Thank you
        …what do you mean by saing under baked?? Also is there a possibility to be baking cups problem?? :))
        thanks in advance!

        • 18

          Nick, it’s definitely possible that your baking liners/cups are causing some kind of separation, but I’m really not certain. I’m wondering if your cupcakes were not baked enough, leaving the center gooey, and separate from underneath. Sorry I really can’t say for certain!

  14. 19

    Gorgeous photos!! I will have to try making these today…yum!

  15. 21

    These are so beautiful, like everything that you do! That’s my recipe for this weekend.(;

  16. 23

    I love Magnolia Bakery. We just got one here in Chicago (lucky me) and it’s only a few block away from my work (even luckier me). Their frosting is amazing.

    I love the look of these — especially the way you frosted and decorated them. Just beautifl.

  17. 25

    I don’t know if I should admit this, but I’ve been to Magnolia, and didn’t really like their cupcakes. But I have heard raves about this at-home version, so I think I need to try them out! Your cupcakes are just gorgeous, like always! :)

  18. 27

    HUGE cupcake craving now, thanks Rosie! These look incredible.

  19. 28

    i am definitely making these this weekend

  20. 30

    rosie, these are perfect! seriously, the most beautiful, perfect little cupcakes! you made me realize that i need to make a plain bakery-style pink vanilla cupcake soon :D also, your pictures are gorgeous! love love love!!!

  21. 31

    Congrats to the winners! These are some seriously cute cupcakes. I get hungry every time I stop by.

  22. 32

    These are freaking beautiful!

  23. 34

    Mmmmm these look so delicious. I love all the pink!

  24. 35

    Love the pink and sprinkles!

  25. 36

    These are just too cute. Lovely!

    Also, congrats to the winners!

  26. 37

    I love your posts…they make me happy, just like pink cupcakes and sprinkles :) Thanks again for sharing! Happy Weekend!

  27. 38

    This is amazing…I spent the entire day working on a vanilla-vanilla cupcake recipe! Great minds. xxoo

  28. 39

    Oh my goodness! These cupcakes look perfect – if it wasn’t 8AM I would bake them (and then eat them!) right now.

  29. 40

    What beautiful cupcakes! I’m sure your guest was thrilled to me treated with some of these.

  30. 41

    These look lovely! And to tell you the truth they are probably better than the ones in the shop (gasp, I know) … of NYC cupcakes Magnolia has the longest line but Crumbs is so much tastier!

  31. 43

    These are so sweet and delicate, with a fun topping of sprinkles. Beautiful!

  32. 44

    so pretty!

  33. 45

    I knew before even clicking that these were based on the Magnolia recipe! You did a great job decorating them, too.

  34. 46

    Love this! They look absolutely delicious, and I love how you decorated them! So beautiful. Can’t wait to try them.

  35. 47

    I’ve never been to the original Magnolia bakery in New York City, but they have a branch out here in LA. Their cupcakes are absolutely delicious–far better than all the other cupcake places that have sprouted up all over southern California! Anyway, I love how you decorated them! The sprinkles make them much cuter and playful.

  36. 48

    I don’t know how you take a simple cupcake and make it look so beautiful, but you do. You’re kind of amazing. :)

  37. 49

    these look gorgeous. Magnolia cupcakes are yummy… and your pictures are gorgeous!

  38. 50

    They are so pretty. I love that “bakery pink” frosting :) gorgeous photos!

  39. 51

    Oh my gosh! How do you make everything look so mouthwatering and amazing all the time? Beautiful photos. I have always wanted to try this recipe, but I never have self rising flour on hand.

  40. 52

    I just made these cupcakes, they are delicious! They have a lovely texture and a fairly flat top – great for decorating. I thought they were a little greasy though (the bottoms of mine turned out greasy).

    • 53

      So glad you like them, Claire. I wonder why they were greasy. This has occured for me with some other vanilla cupcake recipes, but this one actually wasn’t, which is what I like about it. I wish I could help in some way!

  41. 54

    Sometimes simple vanilla is the best thing in the world. I was so excited when a Magnolia’s opened near me last year, and I could finally taste one!

    • 55

      Thanks, Sylvie! I didn’t realize that Magnolia’s were opening up all over the US, seemingly. I wonder if we’ll ever get one in Toronto. We do have a few cupcakeries, but it would be fun to try one of their cupcakes! :)

  42. 56

    You’ve really got me onto the tall layered cakes! Did a four layer choc-orange one yesterday, but I can see an eight-layer in my future (asparagus optional!). Thanks for the inspiration – didn’t even know what a crumb coat was for before reading this blog, but now I can’t remember how I iced a cake without it! x ember

  43. 58

    I love Magnolia. Hubs and I lived in NYC for 2 years, a few years ago. Sometimes I very much miss it…it’s amazing…and sometimes, I’m relieved to be somewhere smaller and quieter. Yet, we always talk about going back. Maybe it’s for the cupcakes. ;)

    I love your styling. You have a gift for making the simplest recipes look beautiful and delectable! I want to be where those cupcakes are!

    • 59

      Thank so much, Darla. I didn’t realize you lived in NYC–that’s pretty great! We actually lived in NJ in 2005-2006 for a year, and I made frequent trips to NYC. Loved it! Thank you for the sweet words about my photos :)

  44. 60

    Hi Rosie. I love the blog and have a collection of recipe print outs that I’m dying to try! The pictures are beautiful too.

    Love,

    Leah (England)

  45. 61

    I can do this!!!!

  46. 62

    I’ve been to Magnolia Bakery in NYC. Honestly, their cakes are nothing more than recipes our grandmothers used to make. Any maybe that’s the allure of it to New Yorkers who maybe didn’t experience these homemade goodies during their childhood? I dunno. I’m sure the movie making reference to Magnolia helped a lot too.

  47. 63

    BTW – I suspect Magnolia uses shortening in their icing. Something about the taste.

  48. 64

    Hi
    Are these cakes dense? I had tried a million from scratch recipes with no success. They all turn out dense. I am trying to find a fluffy layer cake just like the kind you get from cake mixes. I don’t like to use cake mixes though-man, the ingredient list in a cake mix is scary.
    so can anyone who had tried this please let me know whether this is a dense cake or a fluffy cake. that will save my family of eating another dense cake-they are not interested in it anymore.
    thanks in advance

  49. 65

    The frosting looks divine!!!! :D

  50. 66

    I just made a batch of these cupcakes for my colleagues farewell and they were amazing!!! Its incredible how real vanilla makes such a big difference! Im never going back to the imitation ones! Anyway, thank you for sharing the cupcake awesomeness!!!

  51. 67

    have u used the subsititution method for self rising flour . what is the exact ratio for the flour to baking powder. will it effect the result of the cake if i dont use the store bought self rising flour ?

    thanx

  52. 68

    Oh do these little cuties put a smile on my face…but then again, I never leave your site without one.

  53. 69

    Wow, I really need to make these! Yum-yum-yummy! They look so adorable :) And a big thank you for the blog text + sidebar mention, Rosie. You truly made me smile from one ear to another. Sending pastel hugs your way xx!

  54. 70

    These are beautiful!!!

  55. 71

    These are so unbelievably adorable! I love how they have a slightly whimsical feel to them. Surely put a smile on my face.

  56. 72

    Thanks so much for the mention Sweetapolita! I have tried this Vanilla Cupcake recipe from The Official Magnolia Bakery and can vouch they are one of my favorites!

  57. 73

    They look totally adorable, I love the pink frosting and sprinkles.

  58. 74

    I know what you mean about the sprinkles…these cupcakes look so ridiculously cute with those stop the frosting! I’m sure they’re delicious, too!

  59. 75

    Oops…I meant “ATOP the frosting”!

  60. 76

    Rosie, I have never heard of Billy’s Bakery in NYC. These beauties remind me of Magnolia Bakery though. Pinning now :)

  61. 77

    Rosie where do you buy your cupcake liners and butter?

  62. 78

    Absolute YUM!!!! Nothing beats a classic xoxo

  63. 79
    Raquel Mendes says:

    I’ve just baked these! Made them all christmassy though… And I needed a bit more of icing sugar for the frosting to get it how I wanted it, but still so yummi :)

  64. 80

    My cupcakes were very good but had a pretty strong eggy-taste. What would I do to get rid of that strong taste? Pretty obvious to maybe get rid of one egg but I don’t know what else I’d have to reduce or if it will change the measurements.

    Someone also mentioned up there that their cupcakes separated from the bottom of the liner. Mine did too, I’m almost wondering if it has to do with the flour (I didn’t use self rising flour) or amount of butter that’s in these cupcakes. I don’t really care that mine separated from the bottom, it’s not really noticeable and the taste is great anyways.

  65. 81

    Just made these and my whole family is RAVING about them! So impressed with this recipe! The texture is amazing. Extremely light and fluffy.

  66. 82

    This was my first attempt at making any type of cake from scratch, and I knew immediately upon deciding to do so that I would use a sweetapolita-approved recipe. After tasting them, I’ve decided never to use a boxed mix again if I can help it! They came out wonderfully fluffy and light, vanilla-y, and without the odd preservative aftertaste that cake mixes usually have. Thank you so much for your wonderful, inspiring site – it never fails to bring such joy to my week!

  67. 83

    These cupcakes were definitely delicious, LOVED the flavor, however mine was very dense. I guess I prefer a fluffier cupcake! THanks for the recipe :)

  68. 84

    Hi! I was wondering what time I should adjust this to if I wanted to make it in a cake pan? Hoping to make an awesome cake for my nephews party and using fondant for the first time. Wish me luck!

  69. 85

    I found this recipe this morning on my little Pinterest rave and was quite eager to try them. They taste divine, very bakery style! However I’m not much one for liners and cooked them in a muffin tray, of which they quite rudely refused to come out in one piece… Not to worry, the fiance had me scoop them out into a bowl so he could have them with ice cream later! Am quite eager to give it another go, maybe tomorrow, with liners…
    Also, I am Australian and have never tasted a “Magnolia Bakery” cupcake, but in comparison to my local bakery, these really are beautiful!

  70. 86

    I love your DELICIOUS site! I tried out these cupcakes this weekend as my first attempt at from-scratch cupcakes.

    If you would like to check them out, please visit my blog!
    http://mamahenskitchen.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-first-experience-with-from-scratch.html

    Thanks for the recipe! it was perfect :)

  71. 87

    Hi,
    I never baked before. I plan to try this recipe for a batch of 24 cupcakes and a giant Wilton cupcake. What. Would I change in the recipe to make a batch for the giant cupcake? Also, would this be good with your Swiss merangue buttercream icing and a strawberry cupcake filling. I don’t have a kitchen aid so I will be using a hand mixer. Will that be ok?

    Thanks, this is for my daughter’s first birthday so I don’t want to mess it up!

  72. 89
    mohammed amer, saudi arabia says:

    i made this cupcake, i like the frosing, smooth and tasty, but the cake was normal, i like my cake to be tender and light, anyway thank you.

  73. 90

    hi, the photos are amazing! im sure the cupcakes taste divine too! i was wondering how you put the frosting? i sooo love cupcakes iced this way but dont know how. please help!

  74. 91

    I live three doors down from the Magnolia Bakery in the West Village (NYC). In fact, I worked there as a naive sixteen year old. While there, I did learn how to ice the perfect cupcake. And I also lived an entire summer on sugar alone. That being said, the bakery itself is overhyped. I find the lines that form around the corner to be tedious and annoying, and their baked goods to be…….. only just good. Some of your other recipes on this site outshine them by a mile!

  75. 93

    Hi Rosie! I had the pleasure of making these cupcakes over the weekend for Easter lunch at my in-laws. What can I say? They tasted delicious and were a huge hit with all the guests =)

    I put the pics of the finished product on my blog http://meetingmilena.blogspot.com/2012/04/cupcaked-out.html

    Cant wait to try out some more of the recipes on your blog.

    Thanks,
    Milena

  76. 94

    Oh these look so cute! I love pink colored desserts!

  77. 95

    wow! I love those cupcakes!!

  78. 96

    Wow. These are amazing!! The texture and lightness are amazing!!! This has now trumped all other cupcake recipes I have. Thankyou so very much :)

  79. 97

    Hi Rosie,

    Can I just say I’m so happy I have stumbled across your wonderful site! Your recipes look amazing and I can’t wait to whip these up for my brothers birthday and maybe even attempt the Swiss Meringue Buttercream for Mother’s Day!

    I just love all your ideas and photos :)
    Melanie – from Australia xo

  80. 98

    This recipe is amazing. Both the cupcakes and icing are a hit. I could not stop myself from doing several quality taste tests. Can’t wait to try your other recipes!

  81. 99
    Amanda says:

    Your blog is amazing, I aspire to give as many of your creations a go as I can. Just wondering if you would recommend freezing the frosting? Or if you have one that is suitable for freezing? I find I make so much and dont want to waste it!
    Thanks :)

  82. 100

    This looks FANTASTIC!
    And it doesn’t sound too difficult, I would definitely try that!
    Thank you for this great cute recipe!

  83. 101
    Annabelle says:

    First of all, I love everything about your site! It’s beautiful, inspiring and informative, so thank you!
    I made these cupcakes yesterday, and they were delicious, but after they cooled they remained very sticky, and I can’t understand why, since I followed the recipe and I bake all the time, so it’s not new to me…
    Do you have any idea why this could have happened? I thought that perhaps I put too much sugar, but as I said, I followed the recipe…
    Would love to get your comments on this.
    Thank you so much,
    Annabelle.

  84. 102

    This recipe has converted my mother. She loathes vanilla cake, but after trying the batter told me to, “forget college, go in to baking! You could bake for the president!” Haha. Thank you tons for the post- this is brilliant. :D

  85. 103
    Alexandra says:

    Perfection! Just made a whole batch and they look so cute. Even without a KitchenAid, your recipes always work for me and my little hand mixer. Love it!
    x

  86. 104

    Hi Rosie,

    I love all the sprinkles you use in your baking. Would you mind telling me where you got them? Thanks!

    -Holly

  87. 105

    Hello!
    I was just wondering, can I use this recipe for baking cupcakes in my microwave? Thing is, it is a microwave-oven.. But I obviously can not put metal plates in it! So could you pleas help me out here? There is a pre-heat and cake-bake setting on it though..

  88. 106

    Absolutely incredible. I think this is the best cupcake recipe I’ve ever used, and I’ve tried many. Perfect dome on top; perfectly moist, yet fluffy; perfectly sweet. Definitely being added to my “Little Pink Recipe Book.”

    Vanilla cupcakes + mint green buttercream + colourful sprinkles= perfection.

  89. 107

    your blog is so beautiful, and beyond delicious. i’m not even a sweets person, and i want to eat everything on here. trying to come up with cupcakes for my wedding – something simple, but you know, perfect.

    :)
    gina

  90. 108

    Wonderful cupcakes! I’ve been looking for cupcakes that I could make for my girls’ birthday next month and I think I’ve found it! We made them last week and they were a hit with the girls.

    Thanks for a wonderful blog. I can’t wait to try some of your other things.

    Simka

  91. 109

    Beautiful!!! I can’t wait to make these. This is on my list to bake tomorrow. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Your work is amazing!!!

  92. 110

    Just made these cupcakes. Best and fluffiest frosting I have ever made. I used yogurt instead of milk for the cupcakes, and they were delicious. I could gaze at your dessert pictures all day. Thank you for the recipe!

  93. 111
    EngineerMum says:

    Hi Rosie,

    From one Rosie to another – do these freeze and defrost well? How would you recommend defrosting them?

    Rosana/engineerMum

  94. 112

    Hello Rosie,

    The cupcakes look lovely and so dreamy! Just a quick question, I tried the frosting recipe and cut down a bit of the sugar cos’ I didn’t want it to be too sweet. The consistency was great, however, it turned out to be a bit oily so it looked kinda glossy after a while. do you know what might be the possible reason? Thanks!

  95. 113

    Happy Vanilla Cupcake day! These look just rosy! Thank you for sharing…and for making me want to make my own batch. I hope you have a wonderful evening!

  96. 114

    what does this mean? “Add the dry ingredients in 3 part”

    • 115

      Hi Shannon,
      It means add the flour mixture in 3 separate additions, alternating with the milk mixture: dry, wet, dry, wet, dry.

      • 116

        so sorry, but what does that mean? ” add the flour mixture in 3 seperate additions” & is the milk mixture the milk&vanilla? Also, what do you mean by dry, wet, dry, wet, dry?

        Thanks so much. please reply asap!(:

        • 117

          It means once you’ve creamed the butter and sugar, followed by adding the eggs, you would add 1/3 of the dry mixture and combine, 1/2 milk mixture and combine, another 1/3 of the dry and combine, the remaining milk mixture and combine, and then finally add remaining dry ingredients and combine. Best of luck!

  97. 120

    HI!(: i already asked a few questions but can someone please answer? Is the dry mixture ONLY the flour? and is the milk mixture the milk AND vanilla?

  98. 122

    Hi Rosie! I am dying to try this recipe out for my friend’s 18th birthday, however I can’t get any self-raising flour. Is there a substitute for this, or can I add more AP flour? Thanks!

  99. 123

    Hi Rosie! I made these cupcakes and the flavor was like the flavor of a sweet corn bread muffin. I don’t know what I did wrong. I’m curious about the two types of flour. Why does the recipe call for self-rising flour? Why not just the all-purpose flour? I followed the recipe to the “T”. Please help.

  100. 124
    Charisma says:

    Aloha!

    The picture looks awesome and I cannot wait to make my own. Do I really have to use 2 cups of sugar? I’m hoping to make this recipe for my daughter’s birthday and thinking two cups will be too much sugar.

    Please help! Thank you!!

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    Catherine says:

    These look amazing!! Always love your posts..keep up the great work :D

    Just a quick question – if i was to do the 2 9-inch round cakes..how long would these need to be baked for. I’m guessing around 30-35 minutes?

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    I made these tonight – they were gorgeous! So light and fluffy, and the frosting was perfect. Thank you! And your photos are so sweet!

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    These are beautiful!!!! I really love the taste of Almond. I was wondering if you could replace the vanilla extract with almond extract??? Or do you have a cake or cupcake recipe that has the almond taste??? Thanks

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    I have made these cupcakes again and again. The only change I made was I added vanilla beans to the vanilla. This is the best recipe ever for vanilla cupcakes. I tried one three days in a row and I swear they get even more amazing by the third day. How does that work? Thank you so much for this crazy good recipe!

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      catherine says:

      Hello Tracey, just curious how your cupcakes were stored, at room temp or fridge? What type of packaging? Thank you!

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    Hi rosie, is this supposed to be a dense cake? The cake turned out moist. But when I open the cup cake wrapper, the cake still holds its shape it doesn’t fall apart, there are crumbs but I find that the cake to be soft. It taste bit floury for my taste. Can you please tell me the texture of the cake that is suppose to be? And how can i fix my problems? Thanks!

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    Can this be made into a cake? I made the cupcakes a few years ago for my daughters birthday and they were fabulous but I want to do a cake this year instead.

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    I really like the cupcakes, but i believe that it would taste a little less eggy with 2 eggs rather than 4. Other than that…..ABSOLUTELY YUMMY!!!

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    Just wondering how much batter you put in each liner? Do you use like an ice ream scoop to fill them?

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    Delissemarie says:

    Hello! I’m a big fan of cupcakes and cakes even my decor hability isn’t the best, when I’m making a new recipe I like to see the cake on the inside so I know what to expect..So this is the only thing missing in this cupcakes pictures. I think lots of people would agree on this.

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    dorothy says:

    My Granddaughter has discovered cupcakes. She is 2 1/2. I want to make these for her only mini size would this recipe work in mini liners and tin. Love your website. Thank you. Love the endearment “cakelets”.

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    Perfect cupcakes! Thank you for adding grams & mls, as cup size in Australia is bigger. Found lightly whisking the 4 eggs together than beating a 1/4 of the eggs in at a time helped incorporated such a large amount.

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