18 April 2011

Birthday Cupcake Recipe

We had a wee party on Sunday for Oliver's first birthday and these are the yummy cupcakes I made....

These are Kristy's Vanilla Cupcakes (my sister-in-law)

Recipe (makes about 30)...

200g unsalted butter (softened, not melted)
1 3/4 C castor sugar
4 eggs (room temperature)
1 tbls vanilla extract (can use essence instead)

2 3/4 C plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1 C milk (room temperature)

Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
In seperate bowl beat butter for approx 3mins until light and fluffy.
Add sugar 1/3 at a time. beating for 2 mins after each addition.
Add eggs one at a time to the mixture, beating for a minute after each addition.
Beat in vanilla extract.
Add 1/3 of the flour mixture, beat until just mixed.
Add 1/2 milk, beat until just mixed.
Add another 1/3 of the flour mixture, beat until just mixed.
Add last 1/2 milk, beat until just mixed.
Add last 1/3 of the flour mixture, beat until just mixed.
Spoon into patty cases, fill to 3/4 high.
Bake at 150 degrees fanbake (or 180 on bake) for 15-20 mins.


100g unsalted butter (softened)
4 C icing sugar
1/8 C milk
1 tsp vanilla extract.

Beat butter approx 3 mins until light and fluffy.
Add 1/2 icing sugar, all the milk and the vanilla extract and beat for 2 mins.
Add remainder of icing sugar and beat a further 2 mins.

I added a couple of drops of blue food colouring to make my icing blue.


Wait for the cupcakes to cool, then ice, than add sprinkles.


Oliver loved his cupcakes! (shame about my bra strap showing - classy!)

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