Basic Recipe for Vanilla Cupcakes

Basic recipe for VANILLA Cupcakes
Servings: 36 Prep 15 mins Bake 325°F 18 mins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Make It

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees . Place paper liners in cups of mini muffin pans (36 total).

2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla. On low, beat in half the flour mixture, then 3/4 cup water. Beat in remaining flour mixture.

3. Divide batter evenly among prepared cups. Bake at 325 degrees for 18 minutes. Frost and decorate as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 36; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 76, Fat, total (g): 3, chol. (mg): 8, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 11, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 38, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.