Super Moist Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Mom would always tell stories of how I was such a terror as a child. I have always thought her stories of me were highly exaggerated for cheap laughs. Now that my daughter is three, I'm seeing an eerie similarity. With such a depressing realization, I think I'm going to make me some cupcakes.

Recipe makes about 18 standard size cupcakes


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs at room temperature

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1/3 cup sour cream

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2/3 cup whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  3. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about three minutes).

  4. Add the eggs and yolk, one at a time and fully combine into the mixture after each addition.

  5. Add the sour cream, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and milk. Mix until combined.

  6. Fill the cupcake tins 2/3 full.

  7. Bake for about 15-18 minutes until inserted toothpick at the center comes out clean.