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One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes

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One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes- Soft vanilla cupcakes that can be dressed up anyway you wish!

One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes- Big Green House
One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes- Big Green House

Ingredients Needed

  • Flour + Baking Powder + Salt
  • Butter
  • Sour cream
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Milk

Notes & Tips

  • Do not over mix your cupcake batter! This can give you a dense cupcake.
  • Be sure to let your cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
  • No Sour Cream on Hand? You can replace it with plain Greek yogurt.
  • This recipe will give approx. 18 cupcakes, not the traditional 12.


Keep any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator. If you wish, you can freeze these. I recommend freezing them before frosting. Let them cool completely, then, freeze in a covered, freezer safe, container or storage bag. Defrost them to room temperature when you are ready to eat or frost.

One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes- Big Green House

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Yield: 18 cupcakes

One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes

One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes- Big Green House

Soft vanilla cupcakes that can be dressed up anyway you wish!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 48 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 count muffin/cupcake pan or line with liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar until creamy. Add in milk, sour cream and vanilla. Beat to combine. Add in eggs and beat to fully combine.
  3. Add in flour, salt and baking powder. Fold them into the mixing bowl. Do not beat them. Fold until fully mixed.
  4. Divide batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g

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  1. Erin I absolutely love the colours you’ve used for these vanilla cupcakes – it makes me want to bake some right now! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday (I couldn’t see your links for us? on your linking up page). Have a fantastic weekend and Happy Fiesta’ing!

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