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vanilla muffin in an orange cupcake liner

Vanilla muffins (madalenas)

  • Author: Carla
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: baking


These vanilla muffins are as good as they get in a professional bakery. They are extremely easy to make, you would not believe it!


  • 3 eggs
  • 180 g (6.3 oz) sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 65 (2.2 oz) ml milk
  • 20 g (0.7 oz) honey
  • 200 ml (6.8 oz) olive oil
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) vanilla extract *
  • 200 g all purpose flour
  • 8 g baking powder
  • brown sugar to top


  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. In a stand mixer, whisk the eggs, sugar and salt until pale and fluffy, 2 min aprox.
  3. Add milk, oil, honey, vanilla extract and lemon zest and mix again.
  4. Slowly add the flour and baking powder and mix until everything is well incorporated.
  5. Fill the cupcake liners, sprinkle brown sugar on top and bake for 20 min.
  6. Let them cool in a rack.


  • The original recipe is in metric units, I did the conversion and that’s why the strange numbers in oz.
  • The original recipe does not have vanilla, so you can omit it and they are amazing too.

Keywords: vanilla muffins, madalenas, baking