Simple Rich and Delicious Yellow Cupcakes Recipe



  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick softened)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg plus 2 egg yolks (3 eggs total)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 cupcake liners


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk all the dry ingredients together. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix with an electric mixer until smooth and thoroughly combined. Use a spoon to scrape any dry ingredients from the edges of the bowl and mix with the spoon to incorporate it into the batter.
  3. Line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners; spoon dividing the batter into the 12 cups.
  4. Bake cupcakes on center rack of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes until cupcakes are lightly browned on top, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove cupcakes to a cooling rack and cool thoroughly before frosting.