Cake Vs Cupcakes: a Battle of Sweet Measurements

When it comes to deciding on the perfect delicacy, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Cake or cupcakes? The debate has been raging for some time, and in an effort to bring it to a satisfying conclusion, we’ve come up with the perfect recipe for cake vs cupcakes.

This concoction combines the best of both classic treats—a moist vanilla cake topped with a sweet cupcake-style frosting! It’s the perfect hybrid for anyone who can’t decide between these two iconic confections.


– 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 3/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 2 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
– 3/4 cup whole milk
– For the frosting:
– 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
– 2 cups powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
– 2 tablespoons heavy cream
– Sprinkles, as desired


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch round cake pans with butter and dust with flour. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.

4. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Beat until just combined.

5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

6. For the frosting, beat the butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and heavy cream and beat until combined.

7. Spread the frosting onto the cake, and then decorate with sprinkles if desired. Slice and enjoy!

When it comes to desserts, variety is key. Whether you prefer a classic cake or luscious cupcakes, this recipe has something for everyone. The taste buds won’t know what hit them as they experience the delicious balance of sweet vanilla cake and smooth cupcake-style frosting. The juxtaposition of these two classic treats creates an irresistible treat that no one can resist.

Now it’s time to decide who will win the epic battle between cake and cupcakes—which side are you on? Pick up a slice of this mash-up of flavors and find out for yourself!