This is everyone’s first cupcake love – the uncomplicated but always delightful vanilla cupcake. This no-fail classic vanilla cupcake recipe is simple and easy to follow using the ingredients you already have in your pantry.
The cupcake industry grew exponentially in recent years and is now a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone. Cupcakeries (yes, that’s a word) started opening shop everywhere and people bought these little cakes for as much as $7 a piece. They started experimenting with all kinds of flavour combinations too and cupcakes started getting more
complicated bizarre fascinating.
I love cupcakes – all kinds – but sometimes, all I want is good old-fashioned vanilla. The kind I had when I was a kid. No complications. No exotic flavors. Just plain and simple vanilla cupcake.
Good old-fashioned classic vanilla cupcake recipe
The great news is this simple vanilla cupcake recipe is just that – simple. You use basic ingredients, just your usual pantry staples – flour, eggs, sugar, vanilla. It’s straightforward to do – mix, pour, bake. But the result is guaranteed to bring you back to uncomplicated times, when cupcakes meant mom is home or you were celebrating someone’s special day.
The Great Cupcake Experiment
Not feeling as sentimental as I am about them? You still gotta give vanilla cupcakes some love because they’re a great base for a whole lot of flavours you want to experiment with – I’ve filled them with Nutella and peanut butter, I’ve frosted them with cookie butter and coconut, I’ve used them as base for salted caramel. They’re so versatile and work with almost everything that they’re the perfect cupcake to get creative with.
To frost or not to frost
You can have this cupcake plain or top it with your favourite frosting. In this case, I made vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream and the burst of vanilla flavour is just wonderful.
So if you ever need to just step back and have something simple – take this classic vanilla cupcake recipe and reminisce about the good old days. Or if you have this fantastic new cupcake idea – you can use this same recipe as jumping point and onwards and upwards you go.
(This recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma).
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