Easy Wedding Cake Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

This recipe for easy wedding cake cupcakes pairs vanilla buttercream with a fluffy vanilla cupcake for a sweet and elegant treat.

Vanilla buttercream frosting is a classic for good reason. It’s simple, creamy, and delicious.

wedding cupcakes

Whether you’re making these for a bridal shower, or for your own wedding these cupcakes are sure to be loved by all. Enjoy!

wedding cake cupcakes on stand

Ingredients for Wedding Cake Cupcakes 

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1/3 cup sour cream or powdered sour cream
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1/3 cup pure canola or coconut oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • Cupcake liners

Makes 24 cupcakes

How to Make Wedding Cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray or line a standard muffin tin.

Step 1.

In a large mixing bowl filled with the cake mix, add the water, oil, sour cream (or sour cream powder), and eggs. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix on medium until well incorporated.

ingredients for wedding cake cupcakes

Step 2:

Add batter into the muffin tin until each is about 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow cooling completely before frosting.

adding cupcake batter to pan

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups salted butter, softened
  • ½ tablespoon clear vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 large piping bag, 1 large round frosting tip
  • 1 pack of Wilton Edible Rose Wafers (I get mine at Walmart)
  • White Sugar Pearls

How to Make Vanilla Buttercream Frosting 

Step 1.

In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter, and beat until light and fluffy.

mixing butter in bowl

Step 2.

Mix in the vanilla and almond extract and yogurt.

mixing frosting

Step 3.

Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, while adding in the vanilla, a tablespoon of the sweetened condensed milk in between each cup. Continue to mix for 1 minute or until creamy.

mixing vanilla buttercream frosting

Step 4.

Prepare a piping bag and fill the bag with frosting. Frost your cupcakes. Top one Wilton Rose Wafer. Enjoy!

cupcakes with frosting

Look at how rich and creamy the vanilla buttercream frosting is!

wedding cake cupcakes on stand

I know these are supposed to be for weddings, but I love these for every day of the week!

single cupcake on table
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Questions About Vanilla Buttercream Frosted Cupcakes

What’s the Difference Between Frosting and Buttercream?

Frosting recipes don’t use butter. So if you want a bright white finish you would use frosting. Buttercream has a yellow tint as a result of the butter.

Which butter is used in buttercream frosting?

Most bakers will recommend using unsalted butter so you have full control over how much salt flavor is in your recipe. However, you can use salted as I did in this recipe.

Tips for Baking Cupcakes

These tips may sound simple, but they really do make a difference.

Don’t Over-Mix

One of the most important tips not just for cupcakes, but for cakes, muffins, etc is not to over-mix. You want to mix the cupcake batter just until the wet and dry are combined. If you overmix the texture may come out wrong.

Use Good Quality Cupcake Liners

Did you know that a cupcake liner can make a difference in how your cupcakes bake? Yup-it’s true. Look for any quality cupcake liners that are labeled “grease-proof” like these candy white cupcake liners.

Don’t Overfill the Cupcake Pan

It’s best to only fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full unless it is a very thick batter. Most recipes will come out perfectly sized if you fill them about 2/3 of the way. Use a cookie scoop for an easy fill!

wedding cake cupcakes on stand

Easy Wedding Cake Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

These vanilla buttercream frosted cupcakes are simple to make and taste delicious. Plus, they're a great way to show your creative side without spending hours in the kitchen.
Servings 24 cupcakes

Equipment

  • mixer
  • mixing bowl
  • 1 large piping bag with large round frosting tip

Ingredients
  

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1/3 cup sour cream or powdered sour cream
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1/3 cup pure canola or coconut oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • Cupcake liners

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups salted butter, softened
  • ½ tablespoon clear vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or line a standard muffin tin.
  • In a large mixing bowl filled with the cake mix, add in the water, oil, sour cream (or sour cream powder), and eggs. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix on medium until well incorporated.
  • Add batter into the muffin tin until each is about 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Cupcake Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter, and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the vanilla and almond extract and yogurt.
  • Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, while adding in the vanilla, a tablespoon of the sweetened condensed milk in between each cup. Continue to mix for 1 minute or until creamy.
  • Prepare piping bag and fill bag with frosting. Frost your cupcakes. Top one Wilton Rose Wafer.
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