Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes

My oldest boy turns 5 today. I really am not sure where the time is flying off to! It seems like just yesterday I was a mom-to-be. Having emotional breakdowns because I didn’t know what a crib bumper was on the registry checklist, and trembling at the thought of still baking from a boxed cake mix. Ahh, where 5 years can take you!

This has been my go-to cake for birthday parties for quite some time. It really is the perfect vanilla cake. It comes together quickly, creates a gorgeous thick batter, and bakes up beautifully. With not that much more effort than a box of Betty Crocker – I promise! I think the buttermilk is key. I’ve found it adds so much moistness to baked goods. Always on my grocery list these days!

If you’ve never baked a cake from scratch, or are simply on the lookout for the perfect vanilla cake recipe – give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed. I like to top them with a simple vanilla buttercream – but they’re a great base for anything, really.

Happy 5th Birthday, Andrew! Every moment (heh, well – most of them anyways) of these 5 years have been such a blessing. We love you so much!

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  1. Posted May 8, 2013 at 8:56 AM | Permalink

    Awww happy birthday to your little guy. So cute! These do look like the perfect cupcakes – perfect for a celebration :)

  2. Posted May 8, 2013 at 9:55 AM | Permalink

    Just Brilliant !

  3. Posted May 8, 2013 at 10:09 AM | Permalink

    Happy Birthday to your little man! Love plain vanilla cupcakes!

  4. Posted May 8, 2013 at 2:28 PM | Permalink

    Happy birthday Andrew!! These cupcakes are beautiful. I’m sure he loved them!

  5. Posted May 8, 2013 at 10:28 PM | Permalink

    These look so perfect and delicious! Vanilla is definitely the classiest flavor of all (:

  6. Posted May 9, 2013 at 1:26 AM | Permalink

    These cupcakes look so pretty. Happy birthday to your boy!

  7. Posted May 14, 2013 at 7:51 AM | Permalink

    Those look delicious! Happy 5th birthday to your little one! What frosting recipe did you use? Looks great!

  8. Heather
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 7:52 PM | Permalink

    What is the icing recipe for the icing you used? It looks perfect with those cupcakes and looks yummy!

  9. Posted August 26, 2013 at 6:05 PM | Permalink

    Such pretty cupcakes. Just PERFECT!!! Thanks for sharing.x

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