Single Serve Vanilla Cupcake – Broma Bakery

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When you’re craving a soft, fluffy, buttery vanilla cupcake, but don’t feel like making a whole batch, you need this single serve vanilla cupcake recipe. Made with simple ingredients like flour, sugar, and vanilla extract, this cupcake is easy to make and comes together in just a few minutes.

single serve vanilla cupcake

Single Serve Vanilla Cupcake

WE GET IT–you guys love single serve desserts. And our most requested small-batch treat as of late has been a vanilla cupcake! So here she is. This single serve vanilla cupcake recipe is the perfect solution for when you want to sink your teeth into a buttery, soft, tender vanilla cupcake but don’t want to whip up a whoooooole batch of cupcakes. Made with simple ingredients like flour, sugar, and vanilla extract, this cupcake is easy to make and comes together in just a few minutes.

This recipe is perfectly portioned to make 2 cupcakes, so you can have one for you…and one for future you 🙂 You’ll thank me later.

single serve vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting

Ingredients for this individual vanilla cupcake recipe

You’ll need all the usual suspects for this vanilla cupcake recipe, so you can probably whip this up with what you already have stocked in your pantry. This single serve version is just a scaled down version of our tried and true vanilla cupcake recipe, so you’ll need all those same ingredients to whip this tiny version too! Here’s your grocery list:

  • Butter
  • Vegetable oil
  • Granulate sugar
  • Egg white
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Powdered sugar

single serve vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting

Tips for making this single serve vanilla cupcake recipe

This single serve vanilla cupcake recipe is super simple to make (and way less work than making a whole batch of vanilla cupcakes), but these tricks will help you produce soft, fluffy cupcakes every time you whip these up!

  • Be super precise with your measurements. It is so important to measure precisely with single serve desserts. In a full size recipe a little discrepancy with your measurements won’t make too much of a difference, but with measurements this small it can greatly affect the final product!
  • Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature. SO IMPORTANT. This will help everything come together smoothly and allow you to beat the air into the batter to get those  fluffy cupcakes you’re looking for.
  • Use high quality vanilla. Rodelle Vanilla is my vanilla extract of choice and they are THE BEST. Especially in a vanilla based cake.
  • Don’t over mix your batter! Obviously you don’t want huge clumps of straight flour in your batter, but as soon as everything is smooth, resist the temptation to keep mixing, and trust that you’ve gotten enough air in it during the early stages.
  • Under bake the cupcakes slightly. Remember that baked goods continue to cook as they cool down, so it’s okay if your cupcakes are every so slightly underdone before taking them out of the oven. By the time they cool down they’ll be perfectly moist and tender.

single serve vanilla cupcake

Happy baking, my friends!

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When you’re craving a soft, fluffy, buttery vanilla cupcake, but don’t feel like making a whole batch, you need this single serve vanilla cupcake recipe. Made with simple ingredients like flour, sugar, and vanilla extract, this cupcake is easy to make and comes together in just a few minutes.

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes

  • Cook Time: 25 minutes

  • Total Time: 40 minutes

  • Yield: 2 cupcakes 1x

  • Category: dessert

  • Method: american

  • Cuisine: dessert

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes

  • Cook Time: 25 minutes

  • Total Time: 40 minutes

  • Yield: 2 cupcakes 1x

  • Category: dessert

  • Method: american

  • Cuisine: dessert


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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: american
  • Cuisine: dessert

Ingredients

for the vanilla cupcakes

  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk

for the vanilla buttercream

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two muffin cups of a standard size muffin tin with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the butter and vegetable oil with a whisk or fork (you can also use a handmixer to make things go faster!) until smooth and combined. If your butter is too cold, you can microwave the mixture for a few seconds to soften it up!
  3. Add the sugar and mix until light and fluffy and pale in color, about 1 minute. Add the egg white, milk, and vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and use a small rubber spatula to fold the mixture together until no streaks of flour remain.
  5. Use a silicone spatula to scrape the batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups. Bake until the cupcakes have domed up, resist light pressure, and a butter knife inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. While the cupcakes cool, make the frosting. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until fluffy and combined.
  7. Transfer the frosting to a piping bag fitted with a small round tip (don’t feel like piping? You can also just spoon the frosting on top!). Pipe the frosting onto the two cupcakes. Top with sprinkles, if desired. Serve.

Keywords: single serve vanilla cupcake, individual vanilla cupcake

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