Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes

"Delicious Vanilla Cupcakes"
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Ready In:




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake papers.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flours. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth.
  • Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended.
  • Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about three-quarters full.
  • Bake for 20–25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Cool the cupcakes in the tins for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before icing.
  • ICING:.
  • Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of the sugar and then the milk and vanilla. On the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency.

Questions & Replies

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  1. aftonynivens
    Hi there! What type of milk does the recipe call for? Can milk? Whole milk? Thanks!


  1. mukiecookie
    Great texture and very buttery and flavoursome!
  2. MallardMom
    great flavor, easy to make....but wondering what I did wrong, as my cupcakes did NOT raise well. The frosting is yummy, but a bit "thin", even with 8 cups of powdered sugar.
  3. Kate C
    I just made these today and they were wonderful! Very light and SO smooth. Thanks for sharing!
  4. xpnsve
    These are very good; to fix the trouble with the frosting, use 8 cups of powdered sugar, instead of 6 (same recipe for Magnolia's vanilla frosting) and it will firm up. Yummy!
  5. Antifreesz
    I love this cupcake recipe, I make them all the time & they really taste like the cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery!!! In the cookbook the icing recipe calls for a total of up to 8 cups of confectionary sugar!! That’s a lot of sugar love –but the kids and adults always go crazy over these cupcakes. It’s a keeper



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