Classic yellow butter cupcakes got perfectly with a variety of frostings -- from Chocolate Ganache Glazes to our classic Seven-Minute Frosting.


Recipe Summary

Makes 36


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition.

  • Reduce speed to low. Mix remaining wet ingredients in a bowl. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture in 3 additions, alternating with wet ingredients and ending with dry. Scrape sides of bowl. Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each full.

  • Bake cupcakes until testers inserted into centers come out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool in tins on wire racks.

Cook's Notes

Cupcakes will keep, covered, for up to 3 days.

Reviews (4)

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  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 68
  • 2 star values: 37
  • 1 star values: 6
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This is the BEST cupcake recipe ever!! See mrs hackneys kitchen dot com for pictures. Thanks Martha!! :-)
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that is royal icing. The Cupcakes pictured are Candy Bow Tie Cupcakes (recipe from this website)
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What frosting would you recommend for this cupcake? What is used in the picture? Simple sugar?
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awesome yellow cupcakes. good flavor and baked perfectly for decorating (without a big domed top). Good flavor.