There is one basic every family needs. Why cupcakes? Because cupcakes are always a last minute thing. Need to send something to school party? Forgot someone’s birthday is coming up? Kids bored on Sunday? Cupcakes always come to the rescue.
When we decided we needed a cupcake recipe for BCP I didn’t have to go any further than my Fresh and Easy Cookbook to get this one.
It’s one bowl, no mixer. It’s the perfect BCP recipe.
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder (or 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp)
- ¾ cup oil
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350⁰F.
- Mix together flour, sugars, and baking powder. Using a fork, mix in oil, orange juice, and eggs and mix together.
- Line muffin tins with cupcake liners. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop batter into each cupcake liner filling ⅔ up.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool.
Want to decorate these cupcakes? We got you. Read this post.
The easiest way to scoop the batter is to use an ice cream scoop. Renee shared her favorite scoops in this post.
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How many cupcakes does this yield?
Leah Schapira says
24. We just added the yield to the recipe. Thanks for pointing that out.
Thank you for such quick and easy recipes!
Any idea of approximately how many calories in each cupcake?
These cupcakes are super easy and are the best vanilla cupcakes I ever had! Perfect texture! Perfect flavor!
I substituted soy milk for the orange juice and was absolutely delicious!
Thank you so much!
These came out sooooo good – we loved them and they’re so easy !!!
Yum! How much vanilla would you sub for the 2 tsp. Vanilla sugar?
Can I use water if I don’t have orange juice or will that really effect the taste?
I used soy milk since our family doesn’t care for the bit of tang from the juice. Worked fine, was a bit bland (as you would imagine) but with all the icing and toppings it was sweet enough 🙂 Water would probably work ok too, just less taste. So if you’re planning on decorating them, I think it would be fine.
apple juice is a good sub. we like it for plain white cake because it’s less sour than orange juice.
water could work in a pinch just might be a bit bland.
Perfect easy and delicious cupcake recipe!
Do we have to use orange juice can you use vanilla extract instead?
You can’t sub that much vanilla for the OJ. Try soy milk or even water, it will ok, just a little bland. You can add a bit more vanilla to up the taste, but if you’re piling on the icing, it will work out fine. Plus the kids only eat the top part anyways lol.
I made this recipe exactly as it said and the cupcakes were bitter and did not taste good. They were also flat. What could’ve gone wrong?