Perfectly Moist and Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes 

Experience the ultimate indulgence with these Perfectly Moist and Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes, a classic treat that never goes out of style. Topped with a dreamy vanilla buttercream, these cupcakes are the epitome of dessert perfection. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply satisfying a sweet tooth, these cupcakes promise to be a delightful addition to any gathering.


For the Cupcakes:
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream, room temperature
For the Vanilla Buttercream:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup high-ratio shortening
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp pure almond extract (optional)
  • Teal food coloring (optional)
  • Sprinkle blend for decoration


  1. Cupcake Preparation:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    • In another bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, buttermilk, and sour cream until smooth.
    • Gradually mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
    • Fill the cupcake liners halfway with the batter and bake for 14-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  2. Buttercream Preparation:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, shortening, and salt until fluffy.
    • Gradually add the powdered sugar, followed by the whipping cream, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Continue to whip until the frosting is light and fluffy.
    • If desired, add teal food coloring to achieve a vibrant hue.
  3. Assembly:
    • Using a piping bag fitted with a decorative tip, pipe the buttercream onto the cooled cupcakes.
    • Embellish with a sprinkle blend for a festive and colorful finish.


  • Cupcake Liners: Avoid overfilling the cupcake liners to ensure that each cupcake rises into a perfect dome shape.
  • Non-Dairy Alternatives: For a non-dairy version, substitute the buttermilk and sour cream with almond milk and vegan sour cream, and use vegan butter in the frosting.
  • Decorating: Use vibrant and contrasting sprinkles to enhance the visual appeal and add a festive touch to these delightful treats.


Perfectly Moist and Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes are more than just a dessert; they’re a celebration of flavor and texture. Each bite offers a tender crumb and creamy frosting, making them irresistibly satisfying. Whether you’re hosting a party, attending a potluck, or enjoying a quiet moment at home, these vanilla cupcakes are sure to enchant everyone with their timeless charm and delicious taste. Enjoy baking and sharing these heavenly cupcakes that promise to bring joy and sweetness to any occasion!

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