Yellow Birthday Cupcakes Recipe

Yellow Birthday Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Yellow Birthday Cupcakes

Indulge with a couple servings of these super soft and moist birthday cupcakes, topped with a rich chocolate buttercream, for the sweetest afternoon snack!

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • cupscake flour,spooned and leveled
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ½cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 2large eggs,room temperature
  • cupsour cream,room temperature
  • tsppure vanilla extract
  • ¾cupwhole milk,room temperature
  • chocolate buttercream,*


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Line a second pan with 2 liners. Set aside.

  2. Whisk the cake flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.

  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together on high speed for about 2 minutes until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.

  4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high speed until combined, then beat in the sour cream. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl as needed.

  5. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients until just incorporated. With the mixer still running on low, slowly pour in the milk until combined. Do not over-mix. The batter will be slightly thick.

  6. Pour or spoon the batter into the liners. Fill only to ⅔ full to avoid spilling over the sides.

  7. Bake for 19 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  8. For around 30 mini cupcakes, bake for about 11 to 13 minutes, same oven temperature. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.

  9. Frost the cooled cupcakes with chocolate buttercream. Top with sprinkles, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • * Check out this Chocolate Buttercream Recipe to pair with these buttery cupcakes!
  • Leftover cupcakes keep well covered tightly in the refrigerator for 3 days.


  • Calories: 206.66kcal
  • Fat: 8.91g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.74g
  • Fiber: 0.29g
  • Sugar: 15.25g
  • Protein: 2.90g
  • Cholesterol: 48.16mg
  • Sodium: 113.18mg
  • Calcium: 77.78mg
  • Potassium: 56.20mg
  • Iron: 1.48mg
  • Vitamin A: 82.53µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.05mg
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