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Yellow Cupcakes Recipe (with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting)


  • 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 8 Tb unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 1 large egg, plus 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin tins with liners.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in your mixer bowl.  Add the butter, sour cream, egg, yolks and vanilla and beat the wet ingredients into the dry at medium speed until smooth and satiny, about 30 seconds.
  3. Divide batter evenly into the 12 cups using a 2 oz scoop or spoon.  Bake until tops are pale gold and a toothpick inserted comes out clean, 20 to 24 minutes.  Cool cupcakes on a rack until room temperature, about 45 minutes.
  • Author: Carole Jones


  • Serving Size: 1/12th
  • Calories: 214
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Sodium: 174mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: og
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 36mg