24 February 2013

Recipe | Vanilla Cupcakes


Nothing better than a night in baking, am I right? I am always on the look out for the quickest and easiest recipe as I don't enjoy getting technical when it comes to baking. They are scrummy and oh so fluffy.


225g soft butter
225g caster sugar 
225g self-raising flour 
1 tsp baking powder 
4 eggs 
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. Preheat oven to 175C. Place 18 paper baking cases in muffin tins.

2. Place all the ingredients in a medium bowl and beat with an electric whisk until smooth 
    and pale, about 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Spoon the mixture into the cases. Bake for 20min.

4. Remove the tins from the oven and cool for 5 min. Then remove the cupcakes and 
    cool on a rack.

5. Use a piping bag to ice cupcakes.

Butter cream Icing Ingredients:

110g soft butter
1/2 tsp red food coloring
110g icing sugar

1. For plain butter cream, beat 110g butter until soft, then beat in 110g icing sugar.

2. Add a half a teaspoon of vanilla essence and half a teaspoon of red food coloring.



  1. Delicious! So simple, but perfect!

  2. Cant wait to try these, thanks for sharing!

  3. OMG yum!! these look amazing, will have to give them a go


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