Learn how to make homemade cupcakes from scratch with this simple cupcake recipe for beginners! If you want to master baking, might as well start with cupcake recipes from scratch. Easy cupcake recipes for beginners are very straightforward and uncomplicated. We will give you this smart tip for baking homemade cupcakes right off the bat: To make a great cupcake, you only need to be accurate and precise with your measurements! And of course, you will also need a great recipe to follow–we have one right here!
How to Make Homemade Cupcakes from Scratch!
You Will Need:
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 2 cups sugar, granulated
- 2 eggs, large
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- Frosting of your choice
Step 1. Preheat Oven
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2. Prepare Baking Pan
Get a muffin pan and line it with baking paper.
Step 3. Sift Flour and Mix Dry Ingredients
Get a bowl and pour the flour, salt and baking powder in it. Set the dry ingredient mixture aside.
Step 4. Mix Wet Ingredients
In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream butter using a stand mixer. DO this with a medium-high speed until it becomes smooth and creamy. This will take about 4 minutes.
Step 5. Adding Eggs
Add eggs, one piece at a time and beat well after adding each.
Step 6. Beat On
Pour the vanilla in and continue beating. Reduce the speed into a medium-low setting.
Step 7. Add the Rest of the Ingredients
Pour in half of your flour mixture, then pour the milk. Gradually add in the remaining flour mixture until a smooth batter is formed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if you must.
Step 8. Pour In Batter and Bake
Fill the muffin pan with batter, coming up only 3/4 of the way.
Step 9. Test for Doneness
Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes. Keep in mind that you must rotate the pan after 9- 10 minutes. Try doing the toothpick test to see if it is already baked through. Stick the toothpick into the batter and remove it. If the toothpick comes out clean, then the cupcake is already baked properly.
Step 10. Let Cool
Transfer the baking pan to a cooling rack. Set it aside for about 5 minutes.
Step 11. Enjoy!
Ice with your favorite frosting or toppings, serve your cupcakes, and enjoy! Now wasn't that easy as pie, or should I say, cupcake!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 18, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.