Saturday, 25 February 2012

Recipe; Fairy Cupcakes

I love baking and these cupcakes are one of the easiest recipes to make and taste delicious.


100g butter or margarine
100g caster sugar
100g self-raising flour, sifted
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Ingredients for Icing;
75g butter
175g icing sugar

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and place 12 paper cases onto tin.
  • Using an electric whisk, beat the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating each one in well before adding the next. 
  • Add the vanilla essence.
  • Carefully fold in the flour and baking powder 
  • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases
  • Bake in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until golden brown
  • Don't overcook the cupcakes otherwise they will dry out.
  •  Lift the vanilla cupcakes out of the muffin tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Make the vanilla butter icing;

  • Using an electric whisk beat the butter until very soft.
  • Gradually add the icing sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence and beat into the butter until you have a smooth paste. 
  • When the cakes are cool, spread some vanilla icing mixture over the top. 

These cupcakes are best eaten on the day they are made.

I hope you try the recipe, 
leave a comment,
Emily x

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