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vanilla cupcake on a small white plate topped with sprinkles
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5 from 3 votes

Vanilla Cupcakes for Two

This recipe for Vanilla Cupcakes for Two is a delicious treat that can be made in minutes. Light, fluffy, and delicious. Try it when you need a small batch of something sweet!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vanilla cupcake for two
Servings: 2
Calories: 443kcal


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ tablespoon milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and add two muffin liners to a muffin pan. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder salt, and sugar until combined.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in the egg white, milk, melted butter, and stir with a spoon to combine.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and almond extract and stir to combine.
  • Divide the batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Carefully remove the pan from the oven and allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
  • Prepared the frosting in a small bowl, by combining the powdered sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla extract until fully combined. You may use a spoon or hand mixer for to make the frosting.
  • Divide the frosting and spread evenly on the cupcakes to enjoy.


Tips to make the best vanilla cupcakes: 
  • Use room temperature ingredients.
  • Make the vanilla cupcakes in one bowl, it is not necessary to use an electric mixer.
  • Spray the cupcake liners with cooking spray so the baked cupcakes will not stick to the muffin liner.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  • If you do not have almond extract, just use all vanilla extract instead. 


Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg