Vanilla Bean Cupcakes Recipe

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Leona Knight Modified: March 21, 2022
Vanilla Bean Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Enjoy a more robust vanilla flavor with this tasty cupcakes recipe! It comes with a smooth vanilla bean frosting to top things off.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Cooling: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes



For Cupcakes:

  • ¾cupall-purpose flour
  • ¾cupcake flour
  • tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ½cupunsalted buttersoftened
  • ¾granulated sugarplus 2 tablespoons
  • 1vanilla beandeseeded
  • 1large large egg
  • 2egg whiteslarge
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • cupmilkanything but skimmed

For Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting:

  • ¾cupbutternearly at room temperature, preferably ½ cup unsalted and ¼ cup salted
  • 1vanilla beandeseeded
  • 3cupspowdered sugar
  • 2tbspheavy cream
  • ½tspvanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.

  3. Sift all-purpose flour and cake flour into a medium mixing bowl. Add baking powder and salt and whisk 20 seconds, set aside.

  4. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, granulated sugar and seeds of 1 vanilla bean until mixture is pale and fluffy.

  5. Mix in egg then the egg whites one at a time.

  6. Blend in vanilla extract.

  7. With the mixer set on low speed, add flour in three additions alternating with ½ of the milk in two additions.

  8. Remove bowl from stand mixer, scrape the sides of the mixture, then gently fold the batter with a spatula to until evenly combined.

  9. Divide batter among paper lined muffin cups filling each cup ⅔ full.

  10. Bake in the oven until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 17 to 20 minutes.

  11. Remove from oven, then transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool.

Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream together butter and seeds of one vanilla bean until butter is fluffy.

  2. Add in powdered sugar, cream and vanilla and whip until frosting is light and fluffy.

  3. Once cupcakes are cook, frost with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting.

  4. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 4552.80kcal
  • Fat: 380.00g
  • Saturated Fat: 238.87g
  • Trans Fat: 14.88g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 98.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 15.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 257.28g
  • Fiber: 5.70g
  • Sugar: 55.64g
  • Protein: 36.88g
  • Cholesterol: 1023.30mg
  • Sodium: 2372.09mg
  • Calcium: 458.04mg
  • Potassium: 734.15mg
  • Iron: 16.18mg
  • Vitamin A: 3236.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.02mg
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