Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 18 mins

This won a blue ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair. It is from America's Best Recipes State Fair Blue Ribbon Winners Cookbook.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line muffin tins with paper cupcake liners.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt,and sugar.
  4. Add the shortening and 3/4 cup of the milk and beat for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the remaining 1/4 cup milk, the eggs and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes.
  6. Pour the batter into muffin tins only filling half way up. Don't over-fill!
  7. Bake for 18 minutes or until done.
Most Helpful

I searched for months for an easy recipe that was also good. The cupcakes are divine. My go to recipe forever! I used butter instead of shortening.

bukayo March 21, 2014

This recipe was light,quick and easy to make. I am going to try choc chips in them next time.Not a high fat content either thats what I look for.Thanks Jacklyn it took me an hour to find this. I will be taking these to work for a treat.

yum.yum June 28, 2007

I've never tried to make a white cake before and this came out perfectly. I made two 8 inch round cakes with this recipe. Baked for around 24 minutes. thank you!

MommaEllen February 13, 2015