Easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
It’s #NationalCupcakeWeek, which gives you an excuse to bake and eat as many cupcakes as you like! Vanilla cup-cakes are so easy to make, yet taste delicious and are perfect for so many occasions.
Vanilla cupcake recipe
You will need:
- 100g soft butter/margarine
- 100g caster sugar
- 2 free range eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 180 and then line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
- Beat the butter, sugar and baking powder together in a bowl for a few minutes, until it’s all completely mixed in. Then slowly beat in the 2 eggs and pour in the vanilla extract.
- Then beat the mixture with a whisk until the mixture is thick and creamy, and spoon the mixture into the 12 tins.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cupcakes are golden brown on top. Insert a skewer into the cakes and if they all come out clean, your cakes are ready.
- Set the cakes aside to cool for 5-10 minutes, and then you are ready to add the icing!
Icing for cupcakes
You will need:
- 100 grams unsalted butter
- 200 grams icing sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons of milk
- A few drops of food colouring
- Chop the butter into several chunks and add to a bowl, then take the whisk and beat for a few minutes.
- Sift about half of the icing sugar into the bowl of butter, and then whisk again until it’s all mixed in.
- Sift the rest of the icing sugar into the bowl until you have used it all, and then add the food colouring and whisk until it’s soft.
- Add one tablespoon of milk and the whisk until the mixture looks creamy and smooth. You can add another tablespoon if the mixture doesn’t look right.
- Spoon into a piping bag, then pipe the icing onto the cakes.
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