I made these for my cousin's godson along with some Red Velvet Cupcakes. It's a simple Vanilla Cupcake recipe. I got the recipe from the Joy of Baking website.
It wasn't as light as I'd hoped, but they did rise quite well, and they taste good.
The recipe calls for lemon zest. I didn't have any, and used lemon extract. I think I used too much because the lemon taste was stronger than I'd hoped. Next time, I'll use Vanilla Extract instead.
The recipe makes exactly 12 cupcakes, so double if you want more. I topped them with Chocolate Buttercream.
Vanilla Cupcakes from The Joy of Baking: