Vanilla cupcake with cream cheese frosting

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Vanilla cupcake with cream cheese frosting is today’s special recipe. Vanilla cupcakes are always fun to make. This simple recipe only needs a handful of ingredients. The cream cheese frosting truly complements these delicious cupcakes very well. I like to keep experimenting with the cupcakes every time I bake. I try not to stick with one recipe.

My earlier recipe post for vanilla cupcakes used only egg whites. The difference in color is noticeable in that recipe. They are all uniquely different and taste awesome in their own way. This preparation calls for using cake flour.

If you are an avid baker, by now you must know cake flour is all-purpose flour with cornstarch in it. So, if you cannot get your hands on cake flour, no worries. The alternative is to take a cup of all-purpose flour, remove 2tbsp of it and replace it with cornstarch of the same amount. Sieve them together so that they are mixed well. Simple isn’t it?

Do read on for the recipe details for Vanilla cupcake with cream cheese frosting and hope you enjoy baking these delicious goodies.

5 from 2 votes
Vanilla Cupcake with Creamcheese Frosting
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

Delicious cupcakes made with delicious cream cheese and whipped cream frosting

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
For Cupcakes
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cups sugar granulated white
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract pure
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
For Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream cold
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Cupcake Preparation
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 deg F

  2. Line the cupcake pan with liners

  3. In a bowl, whisk the cake flour, baking soda , baking powder and salt

  4. Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs on medium speed for about 20 seconds

  5. Add the sugar and continue to beat on medium speed for 30 seconds

  6. Add vanilla and oil and beat for on medium speed for a minute

  7. Add half the flour mixture and beat on low speed until incorporated

  8. Add half the buttermilk and beat on low speed until incorporated

  9. Repeat for remaining half of flour mixture and buttermilk

  10. Fill the liner until half full with an ice cream scoop , the batter will be thin

  11. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean

Cream cheese frosting
  1. Freeze the whisk attachment and bowls until ready to use or atleast for 15 minutes

  2. Take the cold whippng cream and beat on high for about 2 minutes till it becomes thick and fluffy

  3. In another bowl beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until its mixed well

  4. Add the vanilla to it and beat again

  5. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mix to get the most delicious frosting

  6. Refrigerate the frosting if not using immediately . You are now ready to frost the cupcakes.

Recipe Notes

As you can see from the pictures , I used brown sugar in my recipe as I ran out of white sugar .The original recipe asks to use granulated white sugar .It turned out well for me .So feel free to use the sugar that you prefer.

vanilla cupcake with cream cheese frosting

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  • Reply
    September 9, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    5 stars
    Lovely cupcakes! They look super soft, spongy & delicious.

    • Reply
      September 12, 2019 at 10:51 pm

      Thank you so much Megala appreciate it!

  • Reply
    September 17, 2019 at 5:46 am

    This would definitely CHIPPER up my mood ūüėĀ

  • Reply
    September 23, 2019 at 9:50 am

    5 stars
    Wowwww, these cupcakes look so spongy, and I always love that slight brown top!

    • Reply
      October 23, 2019 at 11:46 pm

      Yes they were really soft . I love the brown top as well . Thank you!

  • Reply
    September 29, 2019 at 3:18 am

    You’re killing me! Vanilla cupcakes and cream cheese….yum! As usually beautiful presentation!

    • Reply
      September 30, 2019 at 9:35 pm

      LoL Diane yes it’s indeed an awesome combination! Thank you so much for the lovely comment appreciate it!

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