Happy National Vanilla Cupcake Day!

Happy National Vanilla Cupcake Day!

To celebrate National Vanilla Cupcake Day, bake up these classic Vanilla Cupcakes with a Muddy Bites twist!

These foolproof cupcakes are extra moist, and the addition of our bite-sized treat makes them easy to decorate. We piped the frosting on, but feel free to just spread it on if you don’t have a piping bag on hand.  Bring these cupcakes to your next birthday party or get-together and you’ll be the life of the party.

Try this easy recipe for yourself and let us know what you think!

National Vanilla Cupcake Day!


For the cupcakes you’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup water

For the frosting you’ll need:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grab a cupcake pan and fill with your favorite liners.
  2. Add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large mixer bowl and combine. Set aside.
  3. Add milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and eggs to a large sized bowl and combine.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat until well combined.
  5. Slowly add the water to the batter and mix on low speed until it’s well combined.
  6. Fill the cupcake liners half way and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until fully cooked in the middle.
  7. Remove the cupcakes from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
  8. For the frosting, beat the butter in a large mixer bowl until smooth.
  9. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix well.
  10. Add the vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of milk and mix until smooth.
  11. Add remaining powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  12. Add remaining milk, as needed, and mix until smooth. Finish with a pinch of salt and combine well.
  13. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes once they’ve fully cooled. Add Muddy Bites to the top of a chocolate twist!