Mini Vanilla Cupcakes


Everything vanilla in these bite-sized cupcakes. So cute and tasty.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
18 mini cupcakes


  • Cupcakes:

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 large egg, at room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup milk, at room temperature

  • Frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 18-cup mini muffin tin or line with cupcake liners.

  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.

  3. Whip butter and sugar in a separate bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture and milk; whip until just combined. Fill the prepared muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 10 to 14 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely, about 20 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, whip powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla for frosting in a bowl until well combined. Frost cooled cupcakes.

Cook's Note:

This recipe makes 18 mini cupcakes but you can easily double the recipe. Make sure you use pure vanilla and not imitation.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
9g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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