This perfect fluffy white cupcake recipe is delicious and versatile!
It’s back-to-the-basics with a fluffy white cupcake recipe that I actually really like! I know, a basic cupcake I like. Crazy right? But if you’re going to bake at all, you need a good white cake recipe in your arsenal. These are super tasty and delicate. Although a white cupcake recipe can be fussy, I have found that the right recipe yields a wonderfully versatile cupcake. With this recipe, you’ll have the base for endless cake and cupcake variations. It’s a valuable one to tackle, and my fluffy white cupcake recipe will help launch you into ultimate cupcake badassery. 🙂
Practice made this recipe perfect.
I have tinkered with white cupcake recipes for years, making adjustments and finding what works and what doesn’t. This particular recipe is the result of those tests. I love its delicate but firm texture, with a fine crumb that’s flavorful and ever-so-dewy. This fluffy white cupcake recipe bypasses the crumbly mess that many people experience with other white cupcakes. I made a funfetti version of this for a wedding cake recently (how cute is a funfetti wedding cake, by the way?!) and every single crumb was demolished. Literally. I served the cake and had nothing to clean up. The guests remarked on the flavor and texture, and everyone was surprised to experience such moisture in a white cake.
While experimenting is one of my very favorite things to do in baking, I encourage you to try this white cupcake recipe as-is first, so you can assess the flavor and texture. After that, try it with different extracts and oils—my peaches & cream cupcake is a heavenly take on the white cake—and try frosting it with different flavors. One of my favorite frostings with a fluffy white cupcake is my take on an American Buttercream.
What’s your favorite white cake and frosting combination?