Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

A Very Easy Cupcake Recipe!

This easy vanilla cupcakes recipe is so simple to make. Decorate with a swirl of delicious buttercream frosting and your favourite sprinkles.

Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Serves: 12Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 45 mins

Ingredients for Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

175g butter, cut into large pieces
175 grams self-raising flour
175g caster sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing:
175g butter, cut into large pieces
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp milk
350g icing sugar, sifted
Pink edible food colouring
Edible pink hearts or sprinkles for decoration

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cupcake or muffin cases.
Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale.
Beat in the eggs a little at a time and stir in the vanilla extract.
Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon, adding a little milk until the mixture is of a dropping consistency.
Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases until they are about half full.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cakes are well risen and firm on top.
Once cooked, set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

Make the icing:

Put the butter, vanilla extract, two tablespoons of the milk, and half the icing sugar in a large bowl and beat until smooth.
Beat in the remaining icing sugar, and pour in the rest of the milk if needed to make the icing the right consistency.
Put half of the icing into another bowl and colour it pale pink with the edible colouring.
Carefully spoon this down one side of a piping bag fitted with a star-shaped nozzle, then spoon the non-coloured icing down the other side of the bag.
Twist the end of the bag to seal the icing in.
Pipe swirls of the icing on top of each cupcake. Scatter with the edible pink hearts, or other sprinkles, to decorate.

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