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Perfect Cupcakes
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Perfect Cupcakes

By charl91 (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes Cakes
A fool proof recipe for making perfect nice sized cupcakes!
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Ingredients

For the cakes:

  • 1 egg (medium)
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 175ml milk (semi-skimmed or whole)
  • 120ml vegetable oil
  • 230g plain flour
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • OR
  • 230g self raising flour

For the icing:

  • Your quantity of icing will depend on your method of icing.

Tip: I tend to use twice the amount of icing sugar as butter.

  • Tip: I tend to use twice the amount of icing sugar as butter.

You will also need:

  • A muffin tray
  • Muffin paper cases

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6 (or a medium temperature). Line your muffin tray with the muffin cases.
  • STEP 2
    Beat the egg in a mixing bowl and mix in the milk and vegetable oil. Add the sugar and whisk until sugar has dissolved.
  • STEP 3
    Sift in the dry ingrediants: flour, baking powder, salt - and mix together until smooth.
  • STEP 4
    NB: If you are adding colouring or flavouring add it now.
  • STEP 5
    TIP: If there are bubbles in your mixture giving it a mousse kind of appearance you will have light fluffy cakes!
  • STEP 6
    Fill the muffin cases TWO THIRDS full. This is important so as not to create small or overflowing mushroom looking cupcakes.
  • STEP 7
    Cook in the middle of the oven for 25 minutes (approx. depending on your oven!).
  • STEP 8
    Leave to cool and then decorate as you wish!

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