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Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe Without Butter

Cupcakes Without Butter: Delicious Recipe

Last Updated on January 23, 2023

Have you tried making vanilla cupcakes without butter? You should try these butter-less vanilla cupcake recipes if you haven’t. These vanilla cupcake recipes indeed do not have butter. In addition to that, they are super easy to make and prepare. Besides that, these vanilla cupcake recipes are super moist and delicious. So with that, share these vanilla cupcake recipes with your family and friends!

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What You Will Need: Butter-less Moist Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, about 325 grams
  • 2 cups of sugar, about 414 grams
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of milk, about 240 ml
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, about 120 ml
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of water, about 240 ml

Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cupcake pans
  • Cupcake liners
  • Electric mixer
  • Cooling wire rack

Servings and Preparation Time

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes 

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 24-26 Cupcakes

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Before anything else, at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, make sure to preheat your oven. Then, be sure to prepare your cupcake pans. Also, fill it with cupcake liners.

Step 2

Afterward, put your flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. After that, ensure to mix and set aside.

Step 3

Then, combine your milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and eggs in a medium-sized mixing bowl. 

Step 4

Next, add your wet and dry ingredients. Afterward, mix them using an electric mixer until well combined.

Step 5

After that, gradually add your water to your batter. And be sure to mix in a low-speed setting until well combined. Also, scrape your bowl’s sides and bottom to combine properly. In addition to that, expect your cupcake batter to be thin.

Step 6

Afterward, fill your cupcake liners about halfway. Also, make sure to bake them for about fifteen to seventeen minutes. Likewise, you can bake them until they cook thoroughly.

Step 7

Once your cupcakes cook, remove them from the oven. Then, allow them to cool for about two minutes inside the cupcake pans. Ensure to do so before transferring them to the cooling wire rack. Also, always remember that doing this will allow them to cool completely.

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What You Will Need: Easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe Without Butter

Ingredients

  •  3 eggs
  • 150 grams of sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 150 ml oil
  • 80 ml of milk
  • 200 grams of All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • Sugar for sprinkling on top

Equipment

  • Weighing scale
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cupcake pans
  • Cupcake liners
  • Electric mixer
  • Sieve

Servings and Preparation Time

 Prep Time: 15 minutes

 Cook Time: 20 minutes 

 Total Time: 35 minutes

 Yield: 12 to 14 cupcakes

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

First and foremost, combine eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. In addition to that, make sure to use an electric mixer for two minutes.

Step 2

Then, sift your all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt over the egg mixture. Afterward, be sure to mix well. 

Step 3

Afterward, cover your bowl. In addition to that, make sure to place it inside the refrigerator for an hour to rest. 

Step 4

After that, make sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, put your cupcake liners in your cupcake pans. In addition to that, be sure to set them aside.

Step 5

Afterward, take your cupcake batter. In addition to that, make sure to fill your cupcake liners halfway. Also, tap your cupcake pans two to three times over the counter. Then, be sure to sprinkle a bit of sugar on top of your cupcake batter. 

Step 6

Finally, bake your vanilla cupcakes for about fifteen to twenty minutes. Likewise, you can do so till it bakes thoroughly. In addition to that, as always, serve and enjoy!

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What You Will Need: Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/3 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of room-temped sour cream 
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • One large egg at room temperature
  • 2 tsp of vanilla bean paste; you can also use vanilla extract

Equipment 

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cupcake pan
  • Cupcake liners
  • Electric mixer
  • Cooling wire rack
  • Cookie scoop

Servings and Preparation Time

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes 

Additional Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Yield: 12 Cupcakes

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

First of all, make sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, line your cupcake pan with cupcake liners. 

Step 2

Next, combine your gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, and, salt in a large mixing bowl. Afterward, ensure to whisk gently to combine.

Step 3

Afterward, make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients. Then, add your water, sour cream, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla.

Step 4

Then, whisk your wet ingredients first in the well. And when they begin to combine, gradually mix your dry ingredients as well. 

Step 5

After that, mix for about two minutes to give your cupcake batter more structure. Besides, there is no worry about overmixing.

Step 6

Afterward, allow your batter to rest for about 30 minutes to give time for your gluten-free flour to absorb moisture.

Step 7

Then, divide your batter evenly. Also, make sure to fill your cupcake liners about 2/3 full. In addition to that, you may use a cookie scooper to fill the liners evenly.

Step 8

Afterward, bake your cupcakes for about 18 to 20 minutes. Likewise, you can bake them till they cook thoroughly. 

Step 9

Ultimately, you can let your cupcakes cool for about 5 minutes. Make sure to do this before transferring them to a cooling wire rack.

What You Will Need: Easy Sugar Vanilla Frosting Without Butter

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp of cream
  • 1 tsp of vanilla or almond extract
  • 2 ounces of cream cheese 
  • 1/2 tsp of salt

Equipment 

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Sieve

Servings and Preparation Time

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes 

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: suitable for 5-6 cupcakes

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Before anything else, begin with sifting your powdered sugar to achieve a smooth frosting. 

Step 2

Then, place sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and, salt inside a mixing bowl. Afterward, combine the ingredients using an electric mixer.

Step 3

Lastly, be sure to mix well until you achieve a smooth and thick consistency. 

How to Make Vanilla Cupcakes Without Sugar?

To make sugar-free vanilla cupcakes, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/4 cups of Splenda (or sugar-free alternative)
  • 3/4 cup of melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of milk

Now all you need to do is:

  1. Before you begin, preheat your oven to 325F and line a pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Grab a bowl and mix your flour and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, add the eggs and Splenda and beat for a few minutes.
  4. Now gradually add your melted butter and vanilla extract, while mixing.
  5. Now add half of the flour mixture, along with 1/4 cup of milk, and mix.
  6. Keep alternating between adding flour and milk, until the ingredients are all incorporated into one bowl.
  7. Pour batter into the prepared liners and bake in the center of your oven for around 20-22 minutes.
  8. Leave to cool completely before frosting.

What Goes Well With Vanilla Cupcakes?

If you’re looking for fun frosting flavors to go with your vanilla cupcakes, look no further. For me, nothing beats classic vanilla buttercream with vanilla cupcakes; but I do traditional flavors! It’s rich, creamy, and absolutely delicious.

If you want something tangier, with not as much sweetness, cream cheese frosting goes well with vanilla cupcakes. Milk chocolate or white chocolate buttercream is also a flavor you can’t go wrong with when it comes to vanilla cupcakes. Chocolate is rich and flavorful. If you’re looking for something a little more exciting, you could try champagne buttercream, coffee buttercream, or even chai-spiced frosting!

How to Make Cupcakes Without Baking Powder and Vanilla Extract?

To make cupcakes without baking powder and vanilla extract, it’s super easy! All you need is 125g of butter, 125g of granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract, and 125g of self-rising flour.

  1. Now all you need to do is preheat your oven to 325F and line your pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Grab a bowl and add the sugar and butter and beat until fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and almond extract.
  4. Now gradually add the eggs in with the butter mixture.
  5. Now fold in the flour and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  6. Fill your liners with cake batter until around 2/3 full.
  7. Place cupcakes into your preheated oven for around 15 minutes (a toothpick should come out clean).
  8. Remove from oven and leave to cool completely before frosting.

How to Spice Up a Vanilla Cupcake?

You can spice up a cupcake by doing a variety of fun things. The easiest is to frost, ice, or glaze your cupcakes with a flavor of your choice. Chocolate buttercream is always my favorite! You could also try adding whipped cream or fresh fruits. You could even serve your cupcake with ice cream!

How to Make Vanilla Cupcakes at Home Without Oven?

It’s super easy to make vanilla cakes with an oven vanilla mug cakes are one of my favorite dessert choices and are ready in no time at all. You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of sprinkles
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter

Now all you need to do is: 

  1. Now all you need to do is grab a mag and add the sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder; mix well.
  2. Now add your vanilla extract, milk, and butter, and mix until smooth.
  3. Once smooth, add in your sprinkles. Place in the microwave for around 60-90 seconds.
  4. The cake should be just set.
  5. Leave to rest for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Funfetti Cupcakes Without Butter Recipe

If you’re looking to make Funfetti cupcakes without butter, you’ll need the following ingredients:

for the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/3 cup of sprinkles
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

for the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup of vegan butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of sifted powdered sugar
  • few drops of almond milk

Now all you need to do is:

  1. Add cupcake liners to a cupcake pan and preheat your oven to 350F. You’ll also need to gather all of the ingredients you need for this recipe.
  2. Grab a bowl and add the vinegar and milk. Mix well and leave aside for a few minutes. Once left, you can add the vanilla extract and oil to the bowl and mix well. Finally, add the sugar and mix until combined. Leave to one side.
  3. Grab a second bowl and sift all of the dry ingredients besides the sprinkles. Mix well, and then gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet. Keep mixing until you have a pourable batter.
  4. Fold in the sprinkles evenly in the batter and then pour into your cupcakes; not filling more than 3/4 full. Place in the center of your preheated oven and bake for around 20-22 minutes. A toothpick into the center should come out clean when ready. Leave to cool.
  5. Add butter to a mixing bowl and beat until soft. Once light, pour in the vanilla extract and stir. Now gradually add the powdered sugar once it’s been sifted and keep mixing until you reach a frosting like consistency.
  6. Spread frosting onto your cupcakes and serve. Enjoy!

Chocolate Cupcakes Without Butter Recipe

If you’d like to make chocolate cupcakes without the use of butter, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 150ml of soya milk
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 75g of melted dairy free butter
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 125g of plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder

Now all you need to do is:

  1. Gather all of the ingredients you need and preheat your oven to 350F. You’ll also need to line a tray with cupcake liners.
  2. Stir the milk and lemon juice in a bowl and leave for a few minutes to activate.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the sugar and butter. Mix well and then add the vanilla extract, as well as the bowl of milk and lemon juice.
  4. Sift the following ingredients: cocoa powder, baking powder and flour. Once sifted, add to the main bowl of ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add the mixture to your prepared cupcake liners and place in the center of your preheated oven for around 16-20 minutes. Leave to cool before frosting.

What Can I Substitute for Butter in Cupcake Recipes?

There are many alternatives you can use for butter when it comes to cupcakes. Some of the most common substitutes include:

  • olive oil
  • coconut oil
  • applesauce
  • avocados
  • Greek yogurt
  • nut butters (such as peanut or cashew)

Conclusion

I hope this post has helped you to become more familiar with how to make cupcakes without butter. It’s super easy to do and nowadays, there are many alternatives that you can use with ease. Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making cupcakes without butter? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

Cupcakes Without Butter: Delicious Recipe

Have you tried making vanilla cupcakes without butter? You should try these butter-less vanilla cupcake recipes if you haven't. These vanilla cupcake recipes indeed do not have butter. In addition to that, they are super easy to make and prepare. Besides that, these vanilla cupcake recipes are super moist and delicious. So with that, share these vanilla cupcake recipes with your family and friends!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cupcakes Without Butter: Delicious Recipe
Servings: 25
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Before anything else, at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, make sure to preheat your oven. Then, be sure to prepare your cupcake pans. Also, fill it with cupcake liners.
  • Afterward, put your flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. After that, ensure to mix and set aside.
    2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, about 325 grams, 2 cups of sugar, about 414 grams, 3 tsp of baking powder, 1 tsp of salt
  • Then, combine your milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and eggs in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
    1 cup of milk, about 240 ml, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, about 120 ml, 1 tbsp of vanilla extract, 2 large eggs
  • Next, add your wet and dry ingredients. Afterward, mix them using an electric mixer until well combined.
  • After that, gradually add your water to your batter. And be sure to mix in a low-speed setting until well combined. Also, scrape your bowl's sides and bottom to combine properly. In addition to that, expect your cupcake batter to be thin.
    1 cup of water, about 240 ml
  • Afterward, fill your cupcake liners about halfway. Also, make sure to bake them for about fifteen to seventeen minutes. Likewise, you can bake them until they cook thoroughly.
  • Once your cupcakes cook, remove them from the oven. Then, allow them to cool for about two minutes inside the cupcake pans. Ensure to do so before transferring them to the cooling wire rack. Also, always remember that doing this will allow them to cool completely.
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