Mean Chef's Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

I adopted this recipe, which was originally submitted by Mean Chef. Mean's original comment: "From Sunset Magazine"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat butter and all the sugar on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla and beat on high speed until well blended.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. With mixer on low speed, add one third of the flour mixture, followed by a third of the buttermilk – repeat, alternating in thirds. When all the flour is incorporated beat mixture on medium speed just until well blended.
  4. Fill paper-lined or buttered muffin cups (1/3-cup capacity) about three-fourths full with batter (about 1/4 cup in each).
  5. Bake in a 350° oven until tops spring back when lightly touched in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on racks 5 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.
  6. Decorate with your favorite frosting.


Most Helpful

I just made these cupcakes and I didn't have any problems with the recipe it came out wonderfully..I will definitely them make again :)

amberperez March 02, 2011

I should've read the reviews before I made this. Hard as a Rock! One star for flavor..... not bad. I've made buttermilk cupcakes before and they were much moister. I just wanted to try a different recipe. This was NOT it! The batter was too thick. It also made 14 cupcakes nit 12 like it says. Which is not a big deal but it was just a nuisance using another cupcake pan just for two more cupcakes. More dishes to wash. I have to keep searching or go back to the recipe I used before.

Bronxiscooking February 27, 2011

Flavor was very good. I added a tad extra baking powder and buttermilk after reading other reviews saying cupcakes were too dense and crumbly. Even with these changes, I still found them fairly dense and crumbly...I only cooked mine for 20 minutes and they were more than done--15-18 minutes may have been better. Overall an okay recipe considering how easy they were, but I probably would not make these again with all the other recipes out there to try.

707heather707 October 18, 2009

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