Classic Vanilla Cupcake and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

You know I can almost never resist trying a new recipe that claims to be the best of something. Often times they aren’t the best, just different. Then there are those that really are amongst the best and when they are, I tend to flip those into what I categorize as a classic. By classic, I mean those go-to, no-fail, always-ready-to-impress desserts.

Classic Vanilla Cupcake | Bakers Royale

This classic vanilla cupcake and vanilla buttercream frosting is one of them.

Classic Vanilla Cupcake _ Bakers Royale

The recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens. As I said, it meets all the criteria for being deemed classic. Most times I make it straight up without a lot of fuss, but on occasions when I need something whimsical for an event, this is what I end up with: the classic vanilla cupcake dressed up with some decorative cupcake liners and Washi tape flags.

Classic Vanilla Cupcake via Bakers Royale

Think of the recipe as your blank canvas. Dress it up, dress it down, color the frosting, theme it out, pimp it out, sprinkle it with sugar, dust it with glitter, cover it in baubles—you get the idea—get as crazy you want to!  Just don’t go altering the recipe too much because it’s perfectly good the way it is. To grab the recipe, hit the jump here over to Better Homes and Gardens’ blog Delish Dish.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    These cupcakes are so simple and gorgeous! I looked forever for a classic yellow cake recipe and finally found one from a super old BHG cookbook. It’s my go to now, but I totally need to try this one! :)

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says

    So beautiful as always. I am the same way. If someone claims something is the best, I seriously must try it!!!

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMary Ann | the beach house kitchen says

    Naomi these look wonderful! Awesome way to dress up a classic!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMyrtice Stevens says

    You can never go wrong with a classic cupcake. No one can ever say no to these super adorable cupcake right? This will definitely on my cupcake cook book. Oh God, love it so much!

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKatalina+@+Peas+and+Peonies says

    too cute to be passed, a classic vanilla cupcake always makes me happy! love it, and those rose mini flags are adorable!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonElizabeth@pineconesandacornsblog says

    These look fabulous! I love a good cupcake, especially with lots of frosting.

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAmy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says

    I think you said it just perfectly about how the “best” recipes are really the classic ones we reach for time and time again. Like Great-Grandma’s stuffing at Thanksgiving or Grandpa’s Cowboy Coffee Cake for Christmas morning breakfast. However, my family never passed on a classic vanilla cake recipe, so it looks like these just might become the one — especially if they always come with such cute liners and decorations!

  8. Avatar for Naomi Robinsonellie+|+fit+for+the+soul says

    I can definitely see why these are classic. They’re clearly fluffy, soft, velvety, everything a cupcake needs to be! And is it just me or do cute little flags take everything up a notch? So adorable these are <333

  9. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMotte says

    sometimes classic is simply the best; no need to overdo it. These look amazing, simply delicious!
    x Motte

  10. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonCharles says

    Do you have any tips for making this frosting ‘by hand’? i I don’t have the mixing equipment you describe :(

  11. Avatar for Naomi Robinsondeirdreagale says

    It looks so delicious…Some time I invited my friend to come my house to make these cup cakes. We love this moment ;)…From your post, we may have some ideas, thank you <3