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Cupcakes

By alice.98 (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Cooling: Half an hour to an hour Decorating: 15 minutes
  • Easy
  • Makes 12 cupcakes
Light and fluffy cupcakes.
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Ingredients

  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 175g butter
  • 175g sugar
  • 200g self- raising flour (10g less if adding cocoa)
  • Little bit of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla essence

Buttercream Icing

  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 175g butter
  • 175g sugar
  • 200g self- raising flour (10g less if adding cocoa)
  • Little bit of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 2tsp strawberry flavouring
  • 70g softened butter
  • 1tsp red edible food colouring
  • Small white decorating balls
  • 100g icing sugar

Method

  • STEP 1
    Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • STEP 2
    Add the milk and vanilla essence.
  • STEP 3
    Crack the eggs in a jug and mix them. Slowly pour them in to the mixture and mix while adding them.
  • STEP 4
    Sieve in the flour and baking powder in, then mix until light and fluffy.
  • STEP 5
    Spoon the finished mixture into cupcake cases and cook at 180 degrees or gas mark 6 or 7 for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and bounce back up when you press lightly on them. Leave to cool.
  • STEP 6
    Mix together the icing sugar, butter, colouring and strawberry essence until thoroughly mixed. Get a piping bag and swirl on until you think there is enough. Add the small balls.

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