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Close up of a mini cupcake with pink frosting and sprinkles.

Vanilla Mini Cupcakes Recipe


These adorable vanilla mini cupcakes are the perfect bite of vanilla cake and sweet cream cheese frosting! Easy to make and perfect for celebrations.


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Mini Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • food coloring and sprinkles (optional)


Mini Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, melt butter. Add milk and whisk in. Add sour cream and vanilla and whisk. Add egg and whisk until smooth. (If mixture is lumpy, gently heat in microwave for 15 seconds and whisk until smooth, but if you whisk ingredients in separately it should be ok.)
  4. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir just until combined, being careful to not overmix.
  5. Divide mixture into mini muffin tin, filling about ¾ full and bake for 5 minutes. Lower heat to 350 degrees and bake for 8-10 more minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool before frosting.


  1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla together until smooth.
  2. Sift in powdered sugar and slowly beat until smooth and creamy. Add in food coloring if using. 

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