Easy vanilla cupcakes

Easy vanilla cupcakes

110g butter or margarine, softened at room temperature

110g caster sugar

2 free-range eggs lightly beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract

110g self-raising flour

1-2 tbsp milk

For the icing

140g butter, softened

280g icing sugar

1-2 tbsp milk

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and place paper cases in a 12 hole muffin tin

Combine the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs a little at a time and then add the vanilla essence. Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon, adding a little milk until the mixture is soft. Transfer the mixture into the paper cases filling each case half way full. Allow to bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Leave to cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack.

For the buttercream icing, beat the butter in a bowl and then add half the icing sugar and beat until the mixture is smooth. Add the rest of the icing sugar and one tablespoon of the milk, more if necessary, until the icing is smooth and creamy. Spoon the icing into a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe the icing in a spiraling motion until the icing reaches a soft peak on the top. Decorate with sprinkles and enjoy! 

Serves
12

Main ingredients
Flour, Eggs, Sugar

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Easy Recipes, Entertaining, Kids Food, Cake Stall, Cupcakes, Classics

Special Info
Gluten free, Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty
Easy

We tried these as a gluten free recipe and they work really well. Just substitute the flourwith a gluten free alternative.

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