Vanilla Cupcakes

The classic soft and fluffy homemade vanilla cupcakes make a yummy treat. They never go out of style!

Serving Size


Prep. Time

10 mins

Cooking Time

15 mins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups Mawana Select Caster Sugar 
  • ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening (very soft but not melted, Crisco is best)
  • ¾ cup milk (or half and half cream)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla (or use 1- ½ teaspoons almond extract)
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour with sugar, baking powder and salt until combined.
  3. Add in the shortening cream or milk, vanilla and eggs; beat on medium speed of an electric mixer scraping the bowl constantly until just blended (the batter will be thick, if desired you may add in a few more tablespoons cream or milk).
  4. Pour into paper-lined regular size muffin tins filling under just three-quarters full.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the cupcakes test done (do not overbake as they will be dry).
  6. Immediately remove from pans.
  7. Cool completely before frosting.
  8. *Note* if desired 1- ½ tsp almond extract may be used instead of vanilla, for a almond flavor

Meal Type

  • NA

Nutrition Information

  • NA


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