Simple, homemade vanilla cupcakes with the best vanilla buttercream. A classic birthday favorite!
Bake for about 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Add milk and vanilla then beat for another minute. Start with 2 tablespoons of milk and increase up to four, as needed to reach desired consistency.
The cake batter makes about 2-2½ dozen cupcakes, depending on how high you fill the cups. You may have some batter left over.
For mini cupcakes, half a batch of this cupcake batter makes 4 dozen mini cupcakes. Bake for about 12 minutes.