Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

This weekend I met up with Michelle, my great friend of forever, to bake some plain vanilla cupcakes! They didn’t taste plain that’s for sure! We also made frosting from scratch and decorated our cupcakes with colored icing. We actually had a sweet request from one of the fellow BWFers for her sweetheart (scroll down to see the lovely final product).



  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Prior to starting, get the eggs and butter to room temperature. Grease and flour two cupcake/muffin pans, or add cupcake wrappers to trays.

Stir together the salt, baking powder, flour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat butter in an electric mixer on high for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until combined.

Continue to beat and add the eggs. Beat well and add vanilla.

Add part of the flour mixture then part of the milk, then beat on low. Repeat until all of the milk and flour mixture have been added.

Combine and spread batter into cupcake pans.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the cupcakes are golden brown and toothpick comes out clean from the center. Cool for at least 15 minutes then remove from pans.




  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar (around 8 cups)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


Beat butter on medium until smooth in an electric mixer. Beat in the powdered sugar well until smooth. Beat in 1/3 cup milk and vanilla. Beat in the rest of the sugar and the rest of the milk. It’s now ready to frost!

Add 3 drops of blue food coloring and 2 drops of green food coloring to make teal icing! Place in a icing dispenser to increase frosting precision.


Final product: Sweet on soooo many levels!

(Props to Michelle for the awesome handwriting! and Steven for the idea!)


I frosted these ones!

(I got a little frosting crazy on the big ones)

Recipe from Squidoo.

Published by bakingwithfriends

Baking is a joy that can be shared with the people you love!

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