Best Cupcake Recipe; Quick, Easy, and Delicious Cupcakes for Every Occasion


This is the best cupcake recipe for homemade cupcakes for birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. Easy one-step mixing; just place all ingredients in a bowl, and stir with a whisk for a few seconds. Perfect results every time!

Easy Cupcake Recipe

Planning a birthday party, but don't have a lot of time?

Do you want a delicious homemade dessert, but you're not a gourmet cook?

This is the perfect, easy cupcake recipe for you!

This is a low-fat recipe, as there is no butter or shortening ingredient in the recipe.

About This Recipe

This delicious and moist cake is as easy to prepare as a cake mix! It is a one-step mixing process, and takes only about 10 minutes to assemble the ingredients, mix the batter, fill the cups, and place them in the oven!

I have been asked for this recipe more than any other.

It is quick, easy, and always turns out perfectly delicious.

Video of How to Make the Best Cupcake Recipe

Best Cupcake Recipe

Mix with whisk until combined:

  • 2 C. all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 C. sugar

  • 2 t. baking soda

  • 2/3 t. salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 20-oz. can crushed pineapple (do not drain)

  • 1 t. vanilla

  • Add and stir into batter:

  • C. chopped walnuts or pecans

  • Makes 24-30 standard-size cupcakes.

    Fill cupcake holders 2/3 full.

    Bake at 350 degrees F. for 17-18 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.

    Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting, Lemon or Orange Frosting, or your favorite frosting recipe.

    Cream Cheese Frosting


    This frosting is perfect for the Best Cupcake Recipe given above.

    Combine in bowl, and beat for 1 minute on med-high speed with electric mixer:

  • 1/4 C. soft butter (not melted)

  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)

  • 1/4 t. salt

  • 1/2 t. vanilla

  • 2 C. sifted powdered sugar

  • Lemon or Orange Butter Frosting

    Beat on high speed until fluffy:

  • 1/3 C. butter

  • Add and continue beating:

  • 2 C. powdered sugar (sifted)

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon or orange juice

  • 1/2 t. finely grated lemon peel, or 1 t. grated orange peel

  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract

  • Add:

  • 2 1/2 C. powdered sugar

  • Add a few additional drops of lemon or orange juice if needed to reach proper spreading consistency.

    Party Planning Ideas

    If you are planning a birthday party, graduation, wedding, shower, holiday party, or want to make cupcakes for any special occasion, this recipe is delicious and so easy to make.

    You can decorate the cupcakes with either frosting recipe given above, add some sprinkles, candles, or cupcake toppers, and you are ready to celebrate any occasion.

    Make some extra copies of the recipe, as you are sure to be asked to share this recipe with your family and friends.

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