This is another one of my “old standard” recipes that I made for my brother’s party on the weekend. Because everybody needs a good cupcake recipe 🙂

Cupcakes seem to have become a bit of a “thing” in the last couple of years around where I live – with cupcake stalls popping up everywhere. Now, as beautiful as those cupcakes are, I find them almost universally disappointing. These cupcakes, however, never disappoint.

And they’re usually a lot more beautiful than this too – my hand slipped when I was adding the food dye so not only is the icing crazy-blue, but it made it all a bit runny, so I didn’t get my usual fluffy piles of icing. They were still all eaten in the first hour of the party though – so it didn’t alter their deliciousness.




  • 100g butter
  • 185g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs


  • 100g butter
  • 3 cups icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1/4 milk
  • food dye



  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Line cupcake pan
  3. Cream butter and sugar
  4. Add eggs one by one, beat until just combined
  5. Add flour and milk in alternate batches and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes
  7. Cool on wire rack


  1. Beat butter until very pale
  2. Gradually add icing sugar while beating
  3. Add milk and dye and beat until well combined and desired colour

These classic vanilla cupcakes will always be my favourite type of cupcakes 🙂 what is your favourite kind of cupcake?


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