Easy & Moisty Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Easy & Moisty Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Are you tired of cupcakes that turn out dry and flavourless? Have you tried tons of recipes promising delicious results, only to be disappointed time after time? Say goodbye to your baking woes with this mouthwatering and easy-to-make recipe for moist homemade vanilla cupcakes. 

With a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch made of fluffy clouds with just the perfect amount of sweetness. Plus, each bite will make your taste buds dance in delight! So roll up your sleeves and get ready for an enjoyable baking experience – it’s time to take on these delicious homemade cakes!

The Secret to The Best Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes are a classic treat that everyone loves, but not all cupcakes are created equal. If you're looking for the secret to the best vanilla cupcakes, you're in luck! It all starts with high-quality ingredients and following the next instructions: 


  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (213g)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (113g)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk (240ml)


Step 1: Preheat the Oven

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Step 2: Prepare the Cupcake Batter

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add the softened butter to the dry ingredients and mix until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, and milk.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix; a few lumps are fine.

Step 3: Fill the Cupcake Liners

  1. Using a spoon or a scoop, fill each cupcake liner about two-thirds full with the batter.
  2. Tap the filled muffin tin gently on the countertop to release any air bubbles

Step 4: Bake the Cupcakes

  1. Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  2. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool in the tin for 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Step 5: Frost and Decorate (optional)

  1. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, you can frost and decorate them as desired. Popular options include vanilla buttercream, cream cheese frosting, or chocolate ganache.
  2. You can add sprinkles, edible decorations, or a dusting of powdered sugar for an extra touch.

Step 6: Enjoy!

  1. Serve these moist vanilla cupcakes at room temperature and enjoy the delightful flavors and texture.
  2. Store any leftover cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.

Vanilla Frosting Recipe


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (226g)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (480g)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons Skinny Mixes Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk (optional, adjust as needed for desired consistency)


Step 1: Cream the Butter

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. This usually takes around 2-3 minutes.

Step 2: Add Powdered Sugar

  1. Gradually add the powdered sugar to the creamed butter, about 1 cup at a time.

Mix on low speed or stir with a spoon until well combined after each addition.

  1. Note: Sifting the powdered sugar beforehand helps remove any lumps.

Step 3: Incorporate Vanilla Extract and Skinny Mixes Syrup

  1. Pour in the vanilla extract and Skinny Mixes Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup.
  2. Mix the frosting until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

Step 4: Adjust Consistency with Milk (optional)

If the frosting is too thick for your liking, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time while continuing to mix.

  1. Note: The amount of milk needed may vary, so add it gradually until you achieve the desired consistency. Some prefer a thicker consistency, while others prefer a more spreadable texture.

Step 5: Frost and Decorate

  1. Once the frosting is ready, use a spatula or piping bag to frost your cakes, cupcakes, or other desserts.
  2. You can get creative and decorate with additional toppings such as sprinkles, edible flowers, or shaved chocolate.

Let’s get baking!

These moist vanilla cupcakes are perfect for any occasion, whether it's a birthday celebration, a special event, or simply a sweet treat to brighten your day. The combination of fluffy texture and rich vanilla flavour will leave everyone wanting seconds. Share these delightful cupcakes with family and friends, and enjoy the smiles that come with each bite!

Get our Skinny Mixes Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup to add a special flavour to your cupcakes and get ready to impress everyone!