Sola® Vanilla Cupcakes with Luxurious Buttercream Frosting

Sola® Vanilla cupcakes with Luxurious Buttercream Frosting

A basic vanilla cupcake is a necessity for your recipe stash; these moist little morsels are sweet and light, and with so few calories, you can afford to have an extra!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Line an 8-cup muffin pan with paper cupcake liners.
  2. Sift all of the dry ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer, or large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, vanilla extract, and buttermilk, and add to the dry ingredients, along with the softened butter.
  4. Using the stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or an electric hand mixer), beat the ingredients together for one to two minutes, until light and fluffy.
  5. Divide the mixture evenly between the eight muffin cups and bake for 10 minutes, then turn the pan and bake for a further 10 minutes.
  6. The cakes are done when an inserted skewer comes out clean. Place them on a cooling rack and allow to cool fully before frosting. 

*Total net carbs assist you in tracking carbohydrates that impact blood sugars. Dietary fiber and Sola sweetener should be subtracted from total carbohydrates since they minimally impact blood sugar.


Makes: 8 cupcakes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup (154 g) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (145 g) Sola® sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 extra-large, free-range egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) buttermilk 
  • ½ stick (55 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • Sola® vanilla buttercream frosting


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