These quick-and-easy vanilla cupcakes simply use the everyday ingredients from your pantry. Why buy a box when you can make a far better cupcake from scratch with basic ingredients?
Add a store frosting or make you own soft and fluffy buttercream icing with two ingredients: butter and confectioners’ sugar. Use a 1:2 ratio of butter to confectioners’ sugar. Just cream the two together 3 to 4 minutes until fluffy, using a stand mixer or by hand if you don’t have a mixer. If you wish, swirl in other flavors such as jam for color or cooled melted chocolate or coffee or juice.