Best Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Easiest Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

World’s Best Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

This isn’t some gimmick when I say that this is the best vanilla cupcake recipe that you would ever come across. And, do you want to know what make me so confident to assert that? It’s the simple fact that I have been using this recipe for over a decade now, and it has never ever disappointed me. And to be very honest, I should not claim the credits for this recipe. This was my grandma’s pet tea cake recipe which she would often bake on her annual trips to our home. I would restlessly wait for her to take out the cake out of the oven so that I could guess what it could be this time. She would often play around with flavors and ingredients. Mind you, that I am talking about those days when such gourmet range of baking ingredients weren’t easily available in India. Now, can I confess something? It gives me immense pleasure that I learned and continue doing so from the best. Plus it gives me immense joy when she proudly says that I have learnt well!

Best Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Keeping all talks aside, I will give you top reasons to bake this best moist vanilla cupcake recipe over a weekend as you won’t ever need another recipe to bake some amazing cupcakes at home.

  1. Low-Fat Vanilla Cupcake Recipe: This vanilla cupcake recipe with oil needs no butter so automatically it cuts down the fat composition of cupcakes. As a result, this cupcake recipes for kids is good for all ages.
  2. Simple & Quick:  It is a simple cupcake recipe for beginners is perfect to keep your kids active during their breaks. It’s easy to put together and doesn’t need many gadgets or sharp tools. Let them get the cake batter ready and in cupcake paper cups and then you can simply put these in the oven for baking.
  3. Bake & Store: These cupcakes store amazingly well in air-tight Tupperwares.  Or, you can also use re-usable Zip Seal Bags to portion the cupcakes and store them. This eliminates the hassle of slicing a large cake and storing them in larger boxes.

    As they do not contain Butter, they do not harden upon freezing or chilling. You can simply take them out and microwave heat them for 30 seconds before eating. Or, carry them as Office Snacks for that 4 o’clock hunger attack!
  4. Customize this Vanilla Cupcake Recipe as you like: You can always play around with this recipe. Add a handful of dark Chocolate Chips or chopped Nuts to make the cupcakes fun and interesting. Or, add some cocoa powder to get a rich and tasty chocolate cupcake recipes.

Now, I have a separate post on How To Bake A Vanilla Sponge Cake along with some Basic Baking Techniques. If you wish to give it a read, then check out this link.

vanilla sponge cake recipe

Tiramisu Trifle Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Resting Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: European
Servings: 2 People
Base Vanilla Cake
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour With 2 tbsp of it replaced with equal amount of Cornflour
  • 1/3 cup Refined Oil
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs For eggless version, use 2 tbsp of Yogurt
For Trifle
  • 4 tbsp Mocha & Cacao Spread from SPRIG
  • 1/4 cup Chilled Whipping Cream Unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Cream
To make the base cake
  1. Take a bowl and mix all the dry ingredients together. Sieve them through and keep them aside.
  2. Now, in another bowl, whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt, till light and almost 3 times in its volume.
  3. Add oil and vanilla extract to the eggs and whisk them vigorously till light and airy.
  4. Now, add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with milk and mix gently. Once you see that the dry ingredients have incorporated nicely, stop mixing.
  5. Now, pour the batter in a cake tin lined with parchment paper and bake it at 180c for 20-25 minutes. 

  6. Take it out and allow it to cool in the cake tin for 10 minutes before turning it upside down on wire rack to cool down completely.
To assemble the dessert
  1. Beat the chilled whipping cream till stiff peaks

  2. in another bowl, mix the mocha & cacao spread with fresh cream and heat in a microwave for 10s. Mix it well till the consistency loosens.

  3. Now, take your serving glasses and cut out the cake in the size of its base. Cut another to make layers of the dessert. keep them aside.

  4. Now, line the base with a slice of cake. Pour some of the mocha & cacao spread on the top of it. Now, take a tablespoon full of the whipping cream and spread that generously.  Adjust the quantity as per your serving dish. 

  5. Now, gently place another slice of the cake and repeat the steps. 

  6. Once you have filled the glass and reached the top, you can give it a neat finish by leveling the top, or pour a few drops of the spread and make swirls with these. 

  7. Chill these till you are ready to serve. By the time you take them out, you will notice that the cakes have soaked in the choco and mocha flavors. 

Recipe Notes

There are few points that can be kept in mind for this recipe. I urge to bake the cake at home. My recipe is lightly sweetened and hence balance the sweetness of the recipe in the end. 

Also, I used unsweetened whipping cream and didnt add any sugar to it as the Mocha and Cocoa spread is amply sweet in itself.

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