Light and Moist Vanilla Cupcakes


I’ve tried many vanilla cupcakes recipe over the years, but I still haven’t found ‘The One’ yet. I don’t know if I’m being picky, but the recipes that I’ve tried so far didn’t have that ‘wow’ factor. With classic recipes such as vanilla, I have high expectations for it. I want the flavor to stand out and have that extra oomph that differentiates it from all the other vanilla cupcakes. I headed to Google to check out various recipes and clicked the first link. I tested it out and this recipe is the best so far. I love how the cupcakes came out with a flat, even top. Usually when I bake cupcakes, they have a domed top, which makes for uneven icing.

What are your favorite cupcake recipes? Or just recipes in general?




Light and Moist Vanilla Cupcakes
Courtesy of Lindsay


  • 1 2/3 cups (240g) all purpose flour
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup salted butter (170g), room temperature
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add butter, egg whites, vanilla, sour cream and milk and mix on medium speed just until smooth. Do not over mix.
  4. Fill cupcake liners a little more than half way.
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.




2 thoughts on “Light and Moist Vanilla Cupcakes

  1. Stephanie;
    “What are your favorite cupcake recipes? Or just recipes in general”?
    Simple answer of this complicated question for the person like me;
    “Any recipes prepared by good friend “Stephanie” is my favourite; because, simple recipes written by your delicious presentation style becomes mouth-watering, delicious, enjoyable to eat; because, that recipe gets your “midas touch” so, like all other recipes this is also good and believe me slowly but steadily you are improving my knowledge about various recipes”.
    I wish, due to grace of GOD life must be going well;
    Personal life;
    Everything must be going well and if it is not going well as per our last discussion remember “This shall too pass”
    As always wishing you all the best………………………………….

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