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Vanilla Cupcakes

Recipe photo courtesy of Jim Franco

For chocolate cupcakes, substitute 1/2 cup cocoa powder for 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2001



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How would you rate this recipe?
  • babette
    16 MAR, 2017
    Liked this recipe - I usually make this one
  • Suri Tamna
    18 AUG, 2015
    Awful, hockey-puck-like cupcakes. I suspect those who had success with this recipe were lucky. I made some adjustments and they went from hockey pucks to light, fluffy, and delicious, but one shouldn't have to experiment with a recipe on the Martha Stewart website -- it should just work. 0 stars, terrible waste of time and butter!
    • linnaeelmore
      22 DEC, 2016
      My baking pal advised that I fold the flower and milk in. Don't beat it. I loved the pound cake consistency, but wasn't expecting it. I read your review after my first time before I made it for work. My pal chimed in and the results were fluffier. I'm not sure why they wouldn't indicate this in the directions. Good luck.
  • klause999yahoo
    7 SEP, 2015
    I made this recipe and knew that 3 eggs would be too much, so I just used 2, and kept all the other amounts the same. They turned out great!
  • seansea92
    14 FEB, 2015
    This recipe was an Epic fail, the texture was nothing like a cupcake, and although i used vanilla flavoured flour the consistency was terrible. It was a waste of ingredients, can someone please tell me what is wrong with the recipe?
    • Suri Tamna
      18 AUG, 2015
      What is wrong with this recipe, in my opinion, is that the leavening ingredients are inadequate to make the right texture. Epic fail!
  • arjelie
    29 MAR, 2015
    made it before reading reviews. LOVED the taste. Had I read the reviews before hand, i wouln't have tried it. However, I live on the East Coast of Florida. Perhaps that has something to do with how they turned out. Few things I did that was not mentioned in the recipe: I added the ingredients gradually, I did not over beat the ingredients once they were mixed, and I waited 14 minutes before opening the oven door to test the cupcakes. I added the icing almost immediately.
  • little_miss_latina
    16 NOV, 2014
    I made this and was disappointed. I made sure all the ingredients where in and properly mixed together. I followed the instructions to the dot and they tasted very spongy and hard. They wouldn't come off the liner and didn't smell too good. Maybe its just me.
  • Fabimam
    10 NOV, 2013
    This was my first attempt on vanilla cupcakes and i filmed it. Very delicious! Thanks Martha!
  • Vivi Uni
    29 AUG, 2013
    I freaking love this!! I added a little more vanilla to it, but freaking great! DELICIOUS.
  • smccro2
    8 AUG, 2013
    These cupcakes were a huge disappointment. I was hoping for a nice vanilla cupcake, and was fooled by this recipe. The actual cupcakes aren't truly that bad if you enjoy a taste combination of cornbread and pound cake. Definately not worth the time or ingredients. The fake vanilla box cake mix is better than this recipe.
  • Brenda May
    5 JUL, 2013
    I have been trying to find some good vanilla cupcake recipes. Thanks for posting. Looks simple enough. Vanilla cupcakes are just perfect - I'm not sure why anyone would want to ruin them with artificial flavoring.

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