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Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

  • Author: Amber
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 60 mini cupcakes 1x


Mini Vanilla Cupcakes are the perfect bite sized treat made with moist cupcakes of flour, sugar, butter, egg whites, whole milk and Greek yogurt topped with a dollop of simple vanilla buttercream.




Vanilla Cupcakes

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (1 3/4 cup cake flour can be used as a swap)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt, full fat (make sure to use Greek)
  • 3 egg whites

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 + cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 + Tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt (optional)


Vanilla Cupcakes

  1.  Combine dry cupcake ingredient into a mixing bowl : flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Whisk together. Set to the side.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter, vanilla extract, whole milk and Greek yogurt.
  3. Combine with the dry ingredients and whisk well.
  4. Crack and separate egg yolk from egg whites into a small bowl. Dispose of shell and yolks. Use a hand mixer and beat egg whites until a foam is formed. Fold this form into your cupcake batter.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Place cupcake liners into a mini cupcake pan and fill each 2/3 full of batter.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Place on a cooling rack and frost when at room temperature.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  1. Place softened butter into a mixing bowl and use a hand or stand mixer to beat butter until creamy. Add vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Slowly add in confectioners sugar and heavy whipping cream in increments. 2 cups of confectioners sugar and 1/2 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream is a good starting point but if the frosting seems too thick, add a little more heavy cream or if it seems to runny, add more confectioners sugar until you have a good pipable frosting consistency.
  2. Place frosting into a pastry bag with a large frosting decorating tip.
  3. Pipe each cupcake.
  4. Add sprinkles.


Store cupcakes in refrigerator until serving.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven

Keywords: Cupcakes, Valentine's Day, Dessert, Frosting, Vanilla