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
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees
- Line cupcake pan
- Cream butter and sugar
- Add eggs one by one, beat until just combined
- Add flour and milk in alternate batches and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined
- Bake for 15-20 minutes
- Cool on wire rack
- Beat butter until very pale
- Gradually add icing sugar while beating
- 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?