Vanilla Cupcake Recipe Tutorial

Cupcakes are one of my favourite things to bake and over the last few years I have made some YouTube videos which feature cupcakes with different decorating techniques. A few of you have been asking for the recipe that I use to create my vanilla cupcakes, so I thought I would put a video together and share with you with the recipe and how I make them. These cupcakes are so easy to make with just 6 ingredients and I just love their light and fluffy texture.

As you can see from the photo below when you break into one of the cupcakes they have this light yellow, golden colour with a really light and fluffy texture. In this video I use vanilla essence to flavour the cupcakes, but you can substitute this for any flavouring and the recipe will still work perfectly.


The ingredients you will need to make 12 vanilla cupcakes is:
7oz/ 200g – Self Raising Flour
7oz/ 200g – Butter
7oz/ 200g – Caster Sugar
2 eggs
1tbsp – Vanilla Essence / Flavouring
2tbsp – Milk

When creating the cupcake I add all the ingredients into my mixing bowl at the same time, and using my hand whisk or electric whisk mix them up until well combined (this usually takes around 30 seconds). I then split the mixture into my 12 cupcake cases and bake them in my oven for around 23 – 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. In terms of my oven setting I always use a normal oven setting. If you are using a fan oven you will need to reduce the temperature and bake for a little longer.

I then finished off my cupcakes with a swirl of light pink buttercream and these really pretty pastel ball sprinkles from scrumptious from the ice pink mix (here is a link to the Scrumptious pink mix), which if you read my last post were some of the sprinkles I brought at the Cake and Bake show a few weeks ago. If you would like to know how I made the vanilla buttercream in this video then I have another video explaining the ingredients and how I made it (which can be viewed here – vanilla Buttercream).

Creating Chocolate Cupcakes

Also in the video I mention that you can also use this recipe to make chocolate cakes. If you substitute 20g of the self raising flour for 20g of cocoa powder and take out the vanilla flavouring you have a deliciously moreish chocolate sponge cupcake.

I really hope you enjoy this video and find it helpful in your own baking.
Why not save the recipe for later and pin it to Pinterest

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Thank you for reading!

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Hi, I’m Lynsey and welcome to Cakes by Lynz. I LOVE everything cake! Here you will find all my latest cake decorating video tutorials from my YouTube channel, reviews and general cake ramblings!

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