Monday, January 25, 2016

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

I think it's pretty essential to have a good vanilla cupcake recipe in your personal recipe book. It's something that pretty much everyone likes, and can also be transformed into so many different cupcakes! I found this one with vanilla bean in it, and quickly fell in love. I love seeing the little flecks of vanilla bean throughout the cupcakes, and they just taste so darn good!

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes (recipe from Sarah's Bake Studio)
for the cupcakes: 
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 ounces white chocolate baking bars, broken up
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs
seeds scraped from 1/2 vanilla bean
1 - 5.3 ounce container of greek yogurt, plain or vanilla
for the frosting:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 cups pure cane powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
seeds scraped from 1/2 vanilla bean
1-3 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine white chocolate baking bars and milk over low heat, stirring continuously until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla extract until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Split vanilla bean down the middle lengthwise; scrape seeds from half of vanilla bean into batter. Reserve other half for buttercream.
  6. Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients, alternating between flour and Chobani Greek yogurt; beat at low speed until blended.
  7. Scoop batter into cupcake liners – no more than 2/3 full, or use a #24 disher to scoop batter. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cupcake, if it comes out clean it is done. Remove cupcakes from oven and allow cupcakes to cool in cupcake pan for 3 minutes; transfer to wire rack and cool completely. Cupcakes should be cooled completely before frosting.
  9. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy and smooth.
  10. Turn mixer on lowest speed and add powdered sugar, salt, vanilla extract, vanilla bean seeds, and a tablespoon of milk; mix on low speed until combined.
  11. Turn mixer on high speed and mix for 3 minutes, adding more milk if needed; mix until creamy and smooth.
  12. Pipe or frost cooled cupcakes. Eat & Enjoy!



  1. Oh god. I've been off sugar for two weeks and have done pretty well but these look AMAZING girl!
    The Adored Life

  2. I so wish I was having this for dessert right now! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Major yum! White on white will always be my favorite pairing. So classic!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Yum! Sometimes simple is just the best! I love vanilla cupcakes! Need to try this recipe!

  5. These are my favorite desserts. Pinned, thanks for sharing!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  6. These look so good, and I love the simplicity of this recipe! They also are pinterest-worthy! My frosting never comes out like that!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  7. These sound delicious! I'm not much of a baker and have actually never made cupcakes before, but these seem relatively easy to follow - I'll have to give them a try!

  8. These cupcakes look so delicious! Can't wait to give them a try! They also look so cute... Hope you have a great week! xx

    Ale |

  9. yum yum and yum. I absolutely love cupcakes and these look so delicious!

    Southern Style

  10. mhhhh....thats so yummy! i need to do that :)

    xx Johanna

  11. yummmmmmmmmmmmm these look amazing! I dont think I can ever say no to a classic vanilla cupcake!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  12. These look so delicious! Vanilla is my favorite flavor!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  13. Oh hello, delicious little cupcake gems. :) Thanks for sharing!

    Le Stylo Rouge


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