White Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Moist white cupcakes with silky vanilla buttercream frosting, perfect for birthdays and celebrations of all kinds!

Moist white cupcakes with silky vanilla buttercream frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel.  Perfect for birthdays and celebrations of all kinds!

Over the weekend we celebrated a special birthday, along with America’s birthday! From presents, to time with family and fireworks… it was a memorable day. I hope yours was just as amazing!

Leading up to the big day, I had asked my oldest what flavor cupcake she wanted. It’s clear to see what she had requested… vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting. Seemingly boring, but trust me, they’re not. They’re anything but boring.

I tested a newly written recipe multiple times, changing it slightly with each batch, trying to perfect it… only to end up liking the first batch the best. Of course that would be the case. It was worth all of the effort to know these are the best.

Moist white cupcakes with silky vanilla buttercream frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel.  Perfect for birthdays and celebrations of all kinds!

Sometimes you want yellow cake… sometimes you want chocolate cake…and sometimes you want perfectly white cake topped off with an amazing frosting. These will hit the spot. I promise.

These are hands down the best white cupcakes I’ve ever had. Perfectly moist white cupcakes, topped off with a silky vanilla buttercream frosting. You’ll definitely want to lick the beater after whipping up this frosting!

A great addition to birthdays, weddings and just about any celebration… or any day of the week!

Moist white cupcakes with silky vanilla buttercream frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel.  Perfect for birthdays and celebrations of all kinds!

Yield: 8 cupcakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes, plus

White Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Moist white cupcakes with silky vanilla buttercream frosting, perfect for celebrations of all kinds!

Ingredients:

Cupcake:

  • 1/4C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2C granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1C all purpose flour
  • 1/2C plain yogurt

Frosting:

  • 1/2C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2C shortening 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2C powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a cupcake pan with 8 liners. 
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg white and vanilla until smooth. While mixing on low, sprinkle in salt and baking powder. Continue mixing on low, add half of the flour, followed by half of the yogurt. Repeat with remaining flour and yogurt, mixing until batter is just combined and no streaks remain. 
  3. Divide batter between prepared liners, using a large cookie scoop, or roughly filling 3/4 full. 
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until cupcakes are set. Cool in pan for several minutes, until easy to handle, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  5. In a large bowl, beat together butter, shortening and vanilla until smooth. Add powdered sugar in 1/2 cup batches, mixing well between additions. Continue mixing until fully combined and smooth. 
  6. Frost fully cooled cupcakes with desired method. Immediately top off with sprinkles, if desired. 
  7. Store in an airtight container or chill overnight, bringing to room temperature prior to serving. 

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18 Responses to “White Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting”

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — July 6, 2015 at 9:56 am

    White cupcakes might just be perfection. Simple yet classy. I love it :)

    • Rachel — July 6th, 2015 @ 2:30 pm

      Thanks so much Aimee!

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    Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop — July 6, 2015 at 11:03 am

    These look just beautiful. A good basic cupcake can please just about everyone!

    • Rachel — July 6th, 2015 @ 2:30 pm

      Thanks Kathy! :)

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    cookingcassy — July 6, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Can you tell us how you frosted these beauties? What tip did you use? Did you start the swirl in the middle? They are extraordinary in their simpleness and I can’t wait to get into the kitchen to try the recipe. Please share more details.

    • Rachel — July 6th, 2015 @ 8:05 pm

      I used a large open star tip, piping clockwise. Enjoy! :)

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    Jennie+@onesweetmess — July 7, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    There’s nothing prettier than a classic cupcake studded with sprinkles.

    • Rachel — July 8th, 2015 @ 7:53 am

      Thanks Jennie!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — July 8, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Pretty! Perfect for a birthday!

    • Rachel — July 9th, 2015 @ 7:22 am

      Thank you! :)

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — July 9, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    It diesn’t get much more picture perfect than these Rach!! And I hope your girl had a great, splendid birthday with these!

    • Rachel — July 10th, 2015 @ 8:04 am

      Thanks Megan! :)

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    amanda — July 13, 2015 at 2:38 am

    These look delicious!!!

    • Rachel — July 13th, 2015 @ 7:38 am

      Thanks Amanda!

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    Maris — January 21, 2016 at 10:29 am

    What beautiful cupcakes! I love the look of the shape of the cupcake, how the liner flares out at the top, narrower at the bottom. What kind of cupcake tin do you use? And are these standard sized cupcake liners?

    • Rachel — January 22nd, 2016 @ 7:15 am

      A standard muffin pan was used. Most have a slight angle to them.

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    kelsey — April 17, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    what can i use instead of yogurt

    • Rachel — April 17th, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

      Sour cream is the best alternative to yogurt in cakes. Enjoy! :)

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