White Cake Cupcakes

I found a recipe for "Simple White Cake" on AllRecipes and after reading all the comments made some recommended adjustments. I also made a mistake and misread 2 eggs as 3 eggs. It was the best cake I've ever eaten, so I'm sharing it here.
Author Ammi Embry
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, comfort foods
Servings 12 cupcakes


  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon Aluminum Free Baking Powder - Aluminum Free baking powder makes everything better
  • 3/4 cup Milk


Pre Prep

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line muffin pans with paper liners
  • Measure then sift flour (use the whole amount)
  • Soften butter

The magic

  • In stand mixer or medium bowl, cream sugar and butter well
  • Beat the eggs into the cream, one at a time
  • Stir in vanilla
  • Mix the flour and baking powder
  • Add the powder mixture to the creamed mixture slowly
  • After the powder mixture is fully mixed in slowly add the milk
  • Spoon batter into the muffin pans filling them half way

A little extra...

  • Add food coloring to remaining batter
  • Fill muffin pans with colored batter
  • Use toothpick to swirl the two batter colors together

Baking & Cooling

  • Bake full size cupcakes 20-25 minutes (mini cupcakes 10 minutes) Cupcakes are done when toothpick pulls clean
  • Wait to cool for decorations


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