How to make perfect vanilla cupcakes – my best recipe
Vanilla cupcakes as my family love them - half with icing, half without.

How to make perfect vanilla cupcakes – my best recipe

I’ve been baking for years… This is what I do and love. Finding and trying out new recipes is what I enjoy the most. You could say that I make people happy… Have you ever heard of a person getting angry, after receiving a cake? I make tray bakes, cookies, desserts, birthday cakes with all the fancy decorations, but for all those years I’ve had one spongy enemy – vanilla cupcakes!!!

You probably think now – what is she on about? Cupcakes are simple! But are they? How many times did you bake vanilla cupcakes that were to dry, or nice and soft inside, but hard on the top? This kept on happening to me so this post is for all mums, who wants to bake perfect cupcakes for their children…

I didn’t have much luck with my baking recently – my oven broke, and I had to wait two weeks for the new one (thanks Covid!). I promised Eva that we’re going to do something together, and kept on putting it off, until today… Today I took out my Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe and finally baked in my awesome brand new oven…

Eva making vanilla cupcakes
Love how happy she is when she can help me with my baking.

This recipe is so good, I feel like I should keep it to myself, but the world is missing too much if I don’t share it.

Here it is…

Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes

Kasia’s Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes to die for – golden from the outside, soft and moist on the inside.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 24 cupcakes


  • 330 g plain flour
  • 2,5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 240 ml milk semi skimmed
  • 1,5 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 460 g sugar
  • 240 ml vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs large
  • 170 ml single cream


  • Preheat the oven to 170°, and line your cupcake tray with cupcake cases.
  • Remember that all ingredients should be in room temperature.
  • Mix together sugar, oil and eggs, until well incorporated and thickened.
  • Slowly add single cream and mix together until just combined, don't over mix it.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt, and combine milk with vanilla extract.
  • Mixing on a low speed adding half of your dry ingredients, followed by half of your wet ingredients, and repeat.
  • Fill in your cupcake cases ¾ full.


Be careful to not over mix, cupcakes don’t like that. Baking time depends very much on your oven, so make sure to check with a wooden skewer before you take them out of the oven. Mine are perfectly baked in 23 minutes on a gentle fan setting.
Original recipe (slightly changed) comes from Jennifer Shea class on Craftsy.
Keyword cupcake, cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes

Perfectly golden on the outside, soft and moist on the inside. My family is sooo crazy about them I baked them three times last week, and they all disappear the same day! Simple recipe, and so good.

Why I love making them? Not only for the taste, but for the smiles on my kids faces. Watching Eva mixing ingredients with me fills my heart with happiness. Baking together became our favorite thing to do.

Loved by everyone in my family – vanilla cupcakes with icing and sprinkles.

I hope you’ll enjoy my perfect vanilla cupcakes, and if you’d like to try my other recipes go to: for my son’s favorite chocolate cake, or try my homemade breakfast breadrolls.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. hari

    5 stars

    cakes are my absolute fav.
    and this flavor, I can’t have enough of them!
    thanks for sharing this awesome one!

  2. Naia

    Omg. These cupcakes look so amazing! I would love try these cupcakes sometime! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Karthika

    Wow. Vanilla cupcakes looks so rich and yummy. I am sure my daughter gonna love this to bits

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