You may remember a while ago I was on the hunt for THE vanilla recipe which works well as a cake and cupcakes, well, I finally got it right after a few attempts. These are wonderful iced or just on their own with a sprinkling of icing sugar or served with cream and berries. I have made them a few times and they get rave reviews all around.
125ml cooking oil
2 extra large eggs
250ml Greek Yogurt
5ml vanilla essence
500ml cake flour
5ml bicarbonate of soda
10ml baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
- Beat the sugar and oil together.
- Add the eggs and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Add the yogurt and vanilla essence.
- Sift the dry ingredients together and fold into the wet mixture – don’t over mix, a few lumps is fine.
- Spoon into 18 prepared muffin tins smoothing the top of the mixture.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Ice as desired.
Mandy, you make the prettiest cupcakes ever! 🙂
Celia, you are very kind, thank you! Hope you are well. 🙂 xoxo
The yoghurt must make them extremely moist Mandy 😀
I love baking with yogurt and would use it in any recipe which calls for buttermilk. Have a super afternoon Tandy. 🙂 xo
They look lovely! I like that you used Greek yoghurt here..they must be very moist.
They are Angie and very moreish. Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xo
Oh wow, how gorgeous! xxx
Thanks Lizzy! They are fabulous. 🙂 xo
My teeth ache just looking at them 🙂
A good ache I hope. 😀 xoxo
I can almost taste the icing 🙂
We will have to fix that so you CAN taste it. 😀
You’re so talented!
You are very kind Mimi, thank you. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Thanks so much Emma! Have a super day. 🙂 xo
If they are as good as they are pretty, then they are delicious.
Thanks Karen! They really are lovely. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Glad you finally got the recipe right after a few attempts. Cupcakes look so pretty.
Thanks Norma. I am thrilled with the results. Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xo
These cupcakes look fantastic, Mandy! I do enjoy chocolate but there’s nothing like a good vanilla cake. Yours here definitely would fall into that category. Hope you’re having a great week! 🙂
I have a winner chocolate recipe too John so reckon I should make them both for you to try. Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xo
Mandy, if they taste as good as they look, they are sure to be a winner.
Must say I am super happy with the outcome. Have a wonderful day Glenda. 🙂 xo
They are STUNNING & Gorgeous looking.
Mandy, how are you? Please keep me informed.
I can give you my phone number if you want to call & I shall listen. xxx
I’m keeping busy and doing well thanks hon. Truly. I have your mobile number but calls from SA cost the earth! It’s disgraceful. Although we will have to call each other one day – it will be amazing! Love to you dear friend. 🙂 xoxoxo
You can imagine that just the sight of these beauties makes me drool like a fool! Now I suppose I’ll just have to commit to making them, or be tormented by the idea until I do…. 😉 Love and hugs to you! Kath
Me thinks you will definitely have to make them Kath. Have a beautiful day. Love and hugs right back to you. 🙂 xoxoxo
They look beautiful!
Thanks so much Mary. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂 xo
I’m behind in my reading. This recipe sounds so wonderful and I love how you’ve iced your cupcakes so decoratively…a lovely idea. 🙂
I have also been slow on catching up on things the last while. Seems life gets in the way of blogging. Hope you are well. Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂 xo
Oh yes, life! So true! Happy weekend to you, too, Mandy!
These are beautiful! Just did a post on vanilla cupcakes and came across your site. yum
Thanks very much! I am forever baking cupcakes! Busy planning a friends 50th birthday party and what cupcakes to bake. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day. 🙂 xo
Good luck with choosing! Sure they will be great, enjoy your day
Thanks very much! xo
These look so pretty!
Thanks so much Sherry. Have a super weekend. 🙂 xo
Thank you for this recipe! There are many times when I look for THE recipe, and this is sooo it! It’s so good, so great job! Please follow my blog at https://baking781.wordpress.com/. Thanks again!! 😄😀 I’ve followed!!😀
Hi Bernadine, so pleased you like the recipe. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by. 🙂 xo
Thank you, you too!!😊
I saw you’d posted these awhile back and came back specially to have a quick run through of ingredients. This one is a keeper I know. Being without a kitchen here on the island has finally forced me to start my own recipe book with my fave recipes… your cute little cupcakes…. vanilla tho they be… are now happily residing within.
Oh Anna, what an honour to be in your personal recipe book. Thank you so much honey. Very kind and special. Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xoxoxo
PS. If you want the perfect chocolate one, I have that too – Chocolate Cupcakes