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Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 24
  • Total Time: 90
  • Yield: 12 1x


Easy peasy and delicious vanilla cupcakes with an easy vanilla buttercream – there is no excuse to not bake them instantly ;)



For the cupcakes

  • 3 tbsp. melted butter
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 2/3 (170ml) cup milk, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup (225 g) sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 2/3 cups (200g) flour

For the vanilla buttercream

  • 1 1/2 sticks (175g) butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (175°C). In a mixing bowl combine the milk, butter, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Add sugar and salt and mix until combined. Mix the cake flour with baking powder, add to the mixing bowl and mix until the batter is no longer lumpy.
  2. Pour the batter into prepared muffin tins and bake for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.
  3. For the buttercream: In a mixing bowl mix butter until white an fluffy (5-7 minutes). Add the cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Beat for an additional 5-7 minutes or until light and fluffy. Top the cupcakes with the buttercream.
  4. Store in the refrigerator. Allow to sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before serving.


  • Enjoy baking!