Indulge your taste buds with these decadent vanilla bean cupcakes that are sure to satisfy your sweet cravings. These moist and fluffy cupcakes are infused with the rich and aromatic flavor of vanilla beans, making them a perfect treat for any occasion.

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


  • 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, room temperature
  • 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 mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the scraped vanilla bean seeds and vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, and mix until just combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. For the frosting, you can use your favorite buttercream or cream cheese frosting and top the cupcakes as desired.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 240 || Fat: 10g || Carbohydrates: 36g || Protein: 3g || Fiber: 1g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The real vanilla bean seeds add a depth of flavor that store-bought vanilla extract can’t replicate.
  2. The cupcakes are moist and tender, with a perfect balance of sweetness.
  3. They are easy to make and perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to afternoon tea.
  4. The aroma of baking these cupcakes will fill your home with a comforting scent.
  5. They are customizable with different frosting options and decorations.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overmixing the batter, as this can result in dense and tough cupcakes.
  2. Make sure your eggs and butter are at room temperature to ensure proper emulsification and a light texture.
  3. Do not overfill the cupcake liners, as the batter will rise during baking.
  4. Be cautious not to overbake the cupcakes, as they can dry out quickly.
  5. Make sure to properly scrape the vanilla bean seeds to extract all the flavorful specks.

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