These vanilla bean cupcakes are a perfect dessert for any occasion. The rich vanilla flavor combined with a moist and fluffy texture makes these cupcakes irresistible. Whether you’re baking for a birthday party or just craving something sweet, these cupcakes are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Plus, they are easy to make and can be customized with your favorite toppings or frosting. Give this recipe a try and enjoy a delicious treat!

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes | Serves: 12 cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Stir in the vanilla bean seeds and vanilla extract.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, and mix until just combined.
  7. Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full with the batter.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 220 || Protein: 3g || Carbohydrates: 30g || Fat: 10g || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 18g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The intense vanilla flavor from the vanilla bean seeds adds a delicious depth to these cupcakes.
  2. The texture is moist and fluffy, making each bite a delight to enjoy.
  3. These cupcakes are easy to make and perfect for any celebration or just as a sweet treat for yourself.
  4. You can customize the cupcakes with different frostings or toppings to suit your preferences.
  5. The simple ingredients come together to create a decadent dessert that everyone will love.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overmixing the batter, as this can lead to tough and dense cupcakes.
  2. Make sure to not overbake the cupcakes, as they will dry out and lose their moist texture.
  3. Use room temperature ingredients, especially the butter and eggs, to ensure a smooth and even batter.
  4. Do not substitute vanilla extract for the vanilla bean seeds, as the flavor will not be as rich and intense.
  5. Be careful when scraping the vanilla bean seeds to get as much flavor as possible without any pieces of the pod in the batter.

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