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Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Vanilla Cupcake

Follow this quick and easy vanilla cupcake recipe for a scrumptious, tasty treat.
Ingredients
  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)
  • 75g butter
  • 175g icing sugar, sifted
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Serves 12
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Method
  • Make the vanilla cupcakes
    • Preheat the oven to 180°C (Electric oven | Electric fan oven 160°C | Gas Mark 4) and place 12 paper cases into a muffin tin.
    • Using an electric whisk, food processor or wooden spoon, beat the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy.
    • Add the eggs one at a time, beating each one in well before adding the next. Add the vanilla essence.
    • Carefully fold in the flour (and baking powder if using).
    • Alternatively, you can mix the ingredients together using a food processor. Use the pulse button to mix together in between adding the ingredients in the order above.
    • Bake in the oven for 10 - 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, check to see if the vanilla cupcakes are ready by inserting a cocktail stick into one of the cupcakes. If it comes out dry then the cupcakes are done. If not, then back in the oven for a few minutes more. Don't overcook the cupcakes otherwise they will dry out. Lift the vanilla cupcakes out of the muffin tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Make the vanilla butter icing
    • Using an electric whisk, food processor or wooden spoon, beat the butter until very soft.
    • Gradually add the icing sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence and beat into the butter until you have a smooth paste. When the cakes are cool, drizzle some vanilla icing mixture over the top. These cupcakes are best eaten on the day they are made.
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By , Published / Revised: 14 October 2010
Comments
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Suzie
09/06/2013
spacerFirst ever cupcake made, delicious and fluffy...I will practise even more now.


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frazermac
11/10/2012
spacerbest tasting cupcakes I have made,look good too will take them to my friends tonight


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Aman
01/09/2012
spacerThis cupcake recipe is great. they turn out delicious. plus the recipe is easy to follow.

Aman


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katherine
25/08/2012
spacerwow them cupcakes are amazing me and my friends ate them all up and made another batch the cakes were lovely and the iceing was fab!!!


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Michelle
20/02/2012
spacerThey are very good


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vanilla cupcakes
08/12/2011
spaceryummy


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Reet
10/11/2011
spacerGreat little cakes !!