Vanilla Muffins

Vanilla Muffins Recipe


Am back in Bahrain :) Hope you are doing great!!

We reached Bahrain a few weeks ago. I was a bit lazy that’s why you didn’t see any new post here ;). Anyways, we had a good time back home. Thank you for your wishes and also for dropping in and trying out the recipes, thanks again :) Hope I’ve replied to all your queries, if in case I’ve missed out any, please do buzz me again.

My usual cooking is not yet in full swing  (I dont find making thorans and mezhukkuperattis all that exciting ;) ), after having been pampered royally at home I am not yet in the mood of cooking. However the baking is picking up speed :).

Now this post is there in my drafts for a long long time…This is the first ever cupcake/muffins I’ve tried. I dont know why I didn’t post it till now. As I always say, better late than never :). This is a very basic recipe, the usual simple & easy stuff.

vanilla cupcake

Here is the recipe:

Vanilla Muffins
Recipe type: Baking, Cake, Dessert, sweet, Breakfast
  • Butter - 125 gm (room temp)
  • Powdered sugar - 125 gm
  • Eggs - 2 (room temp)
  • All purpose flour (maida) - 125 gm
  • Baking powder - 1¼ tsp
  • Milk - 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Vanilla essence - ½ tsp
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C, 10 minutes before baking. Sift together flour & baking powder. Beat well the butter & sugar till its creamy & light in colour. Add eggs, sifted flour and vanilla essence. Beat it for 2-3 minutes till all the ingredients are combined well. If the batter tends to be very thick, add milk and mix well. Spoon the batter to greased muffin tin/paper cups. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  2. Let it cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
You can store it at room temp for 3-4 days. You will get 12 standard size muffins with the above qty.

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Recipe source: Vanitha Magazine

  • pria

    welcome back dear, hope you had a great time back home. muffins looks perfect dear :)

  • sumita

    hey, great to see you back, yummy ….. can i do this in microwave, if so can you give me the required temp. and minutes

    • Maria

      Hi Sumita

      Thank you :)

      Baking muffins in microwave, I havent tried it yet. But I think you can do it, if you do cake baking in MW, may be you can give it a try and see, just have to adjuts the time I guess…

      Hope it comes out well ..


  • Ria

    Maria, welcome back! Those muffins have come out really well…they look soft n fluffy!

    P.s. It was lovely talking to you over the phone :)

  • tina

    Kandale ariyam kidilamanennu..Looks so soft and spongy….

  • Ann

    Hi finally posted something..I love muffins and the first picture looks great with its wrap..expecting something exotic from you soon..enjoy the laziness though.

  • anju

    yummy muffins…turned out really nice & soft !

  • Neetha

    Thanks for dropping by… Hope you had a good vacation. The first pic looks really nice!

  • reepna

    Hai Maria,
    Howz life?
    See can you make this in the cooker the same way we make cakes?

    • Maria

      Hi Reepna

      am fine dear :)

      I think you can make it in pressure cooker, only the time to bake will be less compared to cakes. If you make it in pressure cooker, please do let me know how it comes out.



    HI… u are really helping me out too much.. please let me know how to cook muffins and cakes on cooker or appachembu…

  • reena

    am a long time lurker. Decided to delurk to thank you. I have tried a lot of your dishes& they have turned out great. I am from pathanamthitta& a lot of your recipes tastes like my moms’ dishes. I am guessing you are also from that part of kerala.
    I am a real bad cook& a lot of times my dishes turn out horrible.I lack patience & I guess that accounts for a lot of mishaps in the kitchen. Anyways your recipes almost never fails.So thank you for all your efforts& looking forward to more traditional recipes.
    And congrats for your magazine article.Keep going.

    • Maria

      Hi Reena

      Thanks a lot for such a sweet comment :). Am very excited to hear that the recipes here came out well for you :). Am from cochin but my parents are basically from central travancore, may be thats why its similar to your mom’s recipes :) Btw, being a little patient helps a lot in the kitchen ;)


  • Asha

    Hi Maria,
    Looks good. Thanks for the recipe.
    I think that the marks in the second pic came when you removed the paper cup. Try removing it while the cake is still warm. Might help to get the muffin whole :)

    • Maria

      Hi Asha

      How are you dear??

      You guessed it right :), thanks for sharing the tip. Will do it that way next time.


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  • Dhivia Vinodkumar

    hello maria.. i wanted to know if ‘powdered sugar’ is simply that- regular white sugar powdered? thanks! :)

    • Maria

      Hi Dhivia

      Yes, powdered sugar is regular white sugar in powder form :)

      Happy baking..


  • Ashitha

    Hi Maria. I have just completed my engineering and I find your blog extremely good. I tried these muffins at home and they came out tasty, nice and soft. Even i am a fan of simple cakes and this one just tops it. Tc and thnx for such lovely recipes..

    • Maria

      Hi Ashitha,

      Thanks for trying the recipe. Really glad that you liked it. Simple cakes are a treat in itself, rght :)?

      Please do try out other recipes also when you are free…


  • vesta vijay

    looks yummy

    maria can u help me.. 125 gms is —–? cups of flour..

    • Maria

      Hi Vesta

      Thank you :)

      Take 1 cup of flour and remove 1- 1.5 tbsp of flour from it. That should be ideal.

      Hope this helps…


  • shuchi sharma

    hi, maria. feeln gr8 after fndin this site. pls suggest me suitable alternative for eggs in all the cakes recipes like choco, marble or muffins. im really eagerto make all. your eggless cinamon cake turned out well. pls reply soon im waitin

    • Maria

      Hi Shuchi

      Please check out the link below. It suggests diff substitutes for eggs. Hope it helps.

      Also pls check out the link below, it’s my friend’s blog. She has many eggless cake recipes. Hope you will like it.

      Thanks a lot for trying the eggless cinnamon cake :)


  • Saritha

    Hey Maria

    Made these and they turned out awesome!Especially thrilled cos it was my first time baking!
    Thanks a tonne!

    • Maria

      Hi Saritha,

      Thank you. I’m really glad that it came out well for you.

      So this is your first baking eh? I’m sure you loved the experience and will be wanting to bake more. All the best and have fun baking :)


  • Ruchikoottu

    Thanks Maria. It came out well.


    • Maria Jose

      You are welcome Anjana :)

  • Guest

    Hi Maria…How are you ??I made vanilla muffin as per your recipe and it was too buttery and sweet ..also centre was sunk …not sure where I went wrong..Your picture looks perfect though….Cud u pls advise..thanks in advance

    • Maria Jose


      I’m doing good. Sorry to heat that the cupcakes didnt turn out well :(

      hhhmm I dont know why it happened like that. I’ve given the measurements based on my trials. Hope you mixed the ingredients correctly, so that everything was well incorporated.

      The reasons for sinking in the middle can be, frequent opening of oven doors, over filling the cups, higher temp etc;

      Does any of this apply to you? Hope it comes perfect next time.

      Happy baking!

  • sneha

    hi maria,
    can u plz suggest any alternative foe eggs, i mean an eggless vanilla muffins…also can i cook it in microwave instead of convection; will it be difficult to store it then ?


  • Meghasanjo

    hey maria,
    can v use baking soda instead of baking powder ??