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Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

Today Katie and I decided we would do a little baking. She loves chocolate icing and wanted to make that but I explained to her that we needed to make something to put under the icing. Not that I haven’t eaten more than my fair share of icing all by itself. I’m not ready to share that with Katie yet. So we decided to make simple vanilla cupcakes. We made them using freshly milled hard white wheat flour.

You’ll need:

2 cups whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

10 tablespoons unsalted butter softened

1 cup sucanat or sugar

3 large egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.


In a large bowl beat butter until smooth.

Add sucanat/sugar until fluffy. It takes a couple minutes. When using sucanat it may take a little longer to make it fluffy because the granules are larger than processed white sugar.


Add egg whites and beat well

Beat in vanilla.

On low beat in half the flour mixture. Careful it doesn’t go everywhere, Katie! She loves to stick her fingers in as we add ingredients. No tasting the flour Katie…you won’t like it.

Beat in 3/4 cup water.


Add the rest of the flour and beat well.

Scoop into cupcake holders.About 3/4 full. If you spray the scoop with a little oil the batter doesn’t stick to the scoop. 🙂


Bake in preheated 325 F oven for about 18 – 20 minutes. Until a toothpick comes out clean 🙂

We made my homemade chocolate icing of course. The only part Katie really likes. She wants a little cupcake with her icing. She certainly is related to me…giggle.

Frost and eat!


You can purchase sucanat here. Whole wheat flour here.

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15 thoughts on “Simple Vanilla Cupcakes”

  1. Grandma Kc says:

    Your cupcakes look and sound delicious but really — it is all about Katie! She does a very good job of frosting those cupcakes and it looks so good on her, too! What fun! Have a great holiday weekend.

    1. Diane says:

      Come on now fellow Grandma you know darn well it’s all about my sweet Katie! She is so great working in the kitchen with me. Truly my little helper 🙂

  2. debra @ homespun says:

    These look good and she is just adorable in these photos! 🙂

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Katherines Corner says:

    drool…yummy! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  5. Cindy @Hun... What's for Dinner? says:

    Your helper is a cutie!! Great job on the cupcakes. Thanks for sharing on Simple Supper Tuesday.

    1. Diane says:

      Katie loves baking especially when it involves chocolate frosting lol. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  6. lisa@ Cooking with Curls says:

    Smart girl…there’s nothing better than vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting!!!

    1. Diane says:

      I agree 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Lisa.

  7. Marie @ Substance of Living says:


    Hi! Looks like you had a fun day and the cupcakes (the icing) made it all the better!

    I’ve enjoyed browsing your blog. Please check out Substance of Living, we’d love to have you!


    A new fan visiting today from Totally Tasty Tuesdays.

    1. Diane says:

      Great to meet you Marie. I will be over to check out your blog. Thanks so much for the invitation 🙂

  8. Heather Who Needs a Cape? says:

    Cupcakes are always delish 😉

    Found you at Hun Whats for Dinner?

  9. Connie says:

    Yum, I have a major chocolate frosting craving right now! Thanks for linking up with me 🙂

  10. clairejustineoxox says:

    Oh yummy 🙂

    Great little helper here, thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays last week, featuring and pinning your post 🙂

  11. Paula says:

    Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

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