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Moist Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

These Moist Mini Vanilla Cupcakes are perfect for any occasion. They are simple to make, using only basic baking ingredients. Whether you are planning a birthday party or just want a sweet bite-sized treat, these mini cupcakes will definitely hit the spot!
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Course: Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Diet: Kosher
Keyword: desserts for a party, mini cupcakes, mini dessert, mini desserts, mini vanilla cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 mini cupcakes
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Sam Adler


  • ¾ cup cake flour (108g)
  • 2 tbsp cake flour addtional
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • tsp baking soda
  • tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (56g) softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar (100g)
  • 1 egg (50g)
  • 1 egg white (35g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup buttermilk at room temperature


  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a mini muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners.
  • In a medium size bowl combine the ¾ cup plus 2 tbsp cake flour, ½ tsp baking powder, ⅛ tsp baking soda, and ⅛ tsp kosher salt. Whisk until combined.
  • In the bowl of a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the ¼ cup butter for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape down the bowl and add ½ cup sugar.
  • Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Scrape down the bowl and add the egg, egg white and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix for 1 minute on medium speed.
  • Add in 1/3rd of the dry ingredients, then half of the buttermilk and alternate, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix only until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Using a ½ tbsp, scoop the batter into the muffin liners ¾ of the way full. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cake is set.
  • Cool and frost with your favorite buttercream.


If you forgot to leave out your butter, learn how to soften butter quickly
If you can't find cake flour, you can substitute all-purpose flour. For each cup of flour, remove 2 tablespoons and replace them with an equal amount of cornstarch.


Nutrition Facts
Moist Mini Vanilla Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 146IU3%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.