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vanilla cupcakes

By sarah.v (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Makes 12 cakes
moist, rich and tasty.
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Ingredients

Cake batter

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g of softened, unsalted butter/baking butter
  • 175g of sieved self raising flour
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract

Buttercream

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g of softened, unsalted butter/baking butter
  • 175g of sieved self raising flour
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 300g of sieved icing sugar
  • 100g of unsalted butter
  • if your buttercream is not mixing, then add a dash of milk

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 200C, 180 fan oven and gas mark 6. Line a 12 hole cupcake tin with cupcake cases.
  • STEP 2
    Cream together your butter and sugar until combined.
  • STEP 3
    Add in 1 egg and 1/3 of your flour. Repeat this step until you have no eggs or flour left. Mix until it is all combined.
  • STEP 4
    Put an even amount of mixture into the oven for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • STEP 5
    While the cakes are cooling, make the buttercream by: mixing together the butter and icing sugar until combined. If it is not mixing well and is going rough, then add a splash of milk.
  • STEP 6
    Pipe/spread your icing across the cakes. Make sure you get an even layer of buttercream.
  • STEP 7
    Now you can enjoy your cupcake. :)
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