You can’t go wrong with classic vanilla flavored cupcakes–especially when they taste this good.
It was someone special’s birthday the other day. Lyla, our favorite neighbor girl, turned 7 on Saturday. She and her brothers come down to our house every morning to wait for the bus so when she walked in the door on Friday, we all wished her a happy birthday. I then offered to make some cupcakes for her to share with her school friends (Lyla’s momma passed away 2 years ago so I try to help when I can). She then proceeded to tell me what she wanted–vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing and rainbow sprinkles on top. Done, done, and done. I happened to be watching her little brother that afternoon, so once I got these all baked up and iced, we headed in to school for the special delivery. It was a fun time. And I knew I had to share this recipe with you guys. They’re a must-make for any birthday celebrations you might be having.
Sometimes vanilla gets a bad rap for being boring. But boring is not what these cupcakes are. They’re full of that wonderful vanilla flavor–both in the cake as well as the icing. That’s the first thing Mitch (my husband) said when he bit into one–“You can really taste the vanilla!”
These cupcakes are spongy–that’s the first thing I thought when I bit into one. 😉 Delightfully light and spongy and full of vanilla flavor. Yum.
Birthday or not, you should surprise someone you love with some of these vanilla cupcakes. They’re sure to put a smile on their face. They did that for Lyla. 🙂
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.