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Homemade Vanilla Cupcakes {for a Spectacular Operatic Performance}

Homemade Vanilla Cupcakes {for a Spectacular Operatic Performance}

These moist and delicious Homemade Vanilla Cupcakes are the best I've ever tasted!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 396kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


For the Cupcakes

  • 1 1/4 Cups Vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 Cups Sugar
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sour cream

For the cream cheese frosting

  • 1 ,8 ounce package Cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted butter ,softened
  • 4-5 Cups Confectioner sugar (add enough so that the frosting is not soupy and can hold its shape when piped)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Line 24 + standard cupcake tins with cupcake liners. (Makes a little more than 24 cupcakes)
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment cream together oil and sugar for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add eggs on at a time mixing well between each addition and scraping the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet. Scrape sides of the bowl and mix on low for about 1 minute.
  • Add the sour cream and mix just enough to incorporate, about 30 seconds.
  • Fill each cupcake liner with about 1/4 cup of batter and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Cool completely and frost with cream cheese frosting.

For the cream cheese frosting

  • Cream butter and cream cheese together on high speed for 3-5 minutes until fluffy. Add confectioner sugar a little at a time and mix well. Mix in the vanilla. Test consistency and add more confectioner sugar if needed.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.8mg