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Vanilla Cupcakes


For the cupcakes (makes 12)

175g butter (at room temperature)

175g sugar

3 eggs

175g self-raising flour

5ml vanilla extract

For the icing (enough for 12-18 cupcakes)

170g butter

340g icing sugar

15ml vanila extract

1-2tablespoons milk


For the cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC

  2. Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners

  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy

  4. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. before adding the next

  5. Sift in the self-rainsing flour and mix until well combined. But do not overmix.

  6. Spoon the batter into cupcake cases and bake for 22-25 minutes or until a cake scewer inserted into the cupcake comes out clean

For the icing

  1. Ensure butter is at room temperature

  2. Sift the icing sugar into the butter and whisk well.

  3. Add the vanilla extract

  4. If the icing is a little stiff, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time, whilst whisking, until the right consistency is achieved.


Cupcakes are all about fun, so have fun decorating them too.

Colour your icing and add sprinkles and decorations to suit your event.

Piping techniques tend to use a little more icing than simply using a spatuala, hence the extra bit in this recipe.

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