Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream

Updated: Jan 25

Makes 12 (It may make more or less depending on the size of your cupcake tin)

For the cupcakes you will need

188g butter

188g sugar

2 eggs

188g self raising flour

2/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract/ bean paste

For the buttercream you will need

250g unsalted butter

500g icing sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract/ bean paste

2 tablespoons cooled boiled water


-Preheat oven to 170'C

-Mix the sugar and butter together

-Add one egg in one at a time

-Add the sifted flour and bicarbonate of soda and mix well

-Add the vanilla extract and milk and fold to combine

-Divide the batter into into your cupcake cases and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean

-When baked, leave to cool on a cooling rack

-In a clean bowl, beat the butter until soft -Add sifted icing sugar and beat until well combined

-Add the vanilla and the water, a little at a time until you get the desired consistency -Decorate and enjoy


-Ensure your ingredients are at room temperature before you start

-Use an electric kitchen scale to measure all your dru ingredients

-A wooden spoon can be used for the cupcakes but for the best results, use a hand or stand mixer for the buttercream --To make a different flavour, simply swap the vanilla to something else such as fresh lemon zest, 1 tablespoon of fresh black coffee, etc

-Use a piping bag with your favourite tip

-To colour your buttercream, use a gel based colour

Happy Baking!

All the best,


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