Best Cupcake Cakes Recipe

Best Birthday Cupcake Cakes | Vanilla Cake Recipe

Easy recipe for vanilla cupcakes, homemade buttercream frosting and directions for how to make a cute pull apart cupcake cake for the best birthday cakes in town!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: birthday, cake, cupcakes, frosting, vanilla
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Amy Locurto



  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon white vanilla extract


  • cups of soft butter
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-6 tablespoons milk
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line muffin cups with cupcake liners.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Mix eggs in one at a time.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, milk and vanilla into the bowl.
  • Fill cupcake liners a little more than half way.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, before removing from pan.

How to make Butter Cream Frosting

  • Whip the the butter in a mixing bowl.
  • Slowly add in the powdered sugar about a half a cup at a time. Mix well.
  • Add the vanilla.
  • Add milk a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.

  • How to Make a Cupcake Cake
  • Frost 18-24 cupcakes.
  • Place cupcakes in desired shape on a sheet cake board. Use a dab of frosting on the bottom of the cupcakes as glue to hold them to the board.
  • Decorate with more frosting as desired to create your pull apart cupcake cake!



Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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