Easy Vanilla Cupcakes!

A staple for any recipe book – Delicious, Moist & Light Vanilla Cupcakes with a Creamy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting!

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I love cupcakes and I love all different sorts of flavours and decorations, but I realised that I had never posted my Easy Vanilla Cupcake recipe with pictures and method! Shock & Horror!! This obviously had to change very rapidly, so here it is!

Back to basics is always a risk with blogging in my opinion as there are sooooo many recipes out there already for the same thing and some people might think to not bother looking and some random blog like mine – but I feel like that my readers and new readers yet to come might like to see my method, see my recipe, and see what I do for even the most basic of bakes!

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These cupcakes are always a hit with anybody who eats them, doesn’t matter what age or gender, normal vanilla cupcakes absolutely rule all! Along with my Chocolate Cupcakes recipe, I have used these for years and have never changed them – they’re absolutely failproof in my eyes! (And they’re super addictive – I always want vanilla cupcakes when Im hungry!)! A few months ago for easter I posted a recipe for my Easter Nest Cupcakes and they were a delightful hit – they are also just vanilla, but the method is obviously slightly extended with all of the decoration!

I love basic baking, and these are definitely perfect for that. Delicious moist cupcakes with a hint of vanilla, dolloped and piped with a tonne of delicious creamy Vanilla Frosting = heaven. Enjoy!

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This recipe makes 12 cupcakes!

Ingredients

Cupcakes
– 150g Unsalted Butter, Softened
– 150g Caster Sugar
– 3 Medium Free Range Eggs, beaten
– 150g Self Raising Flour
– 1/2tsp Vanilla Extract
– 2tbsp Whole Milk

Vanilla Frosting
– 150g Unsalted Butter, Softened
– 350g Icing Sugar
– 2-4tbsp Whole Milk/Double Cream
– 1/2tsp Vanilla Extract

Decoration
– Oodles of Sprinkles

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Method

1) Preheat your oven to 170C/160CFan and Line a 12 Hole Muffin Tray with Large Cupcake Cases/Muffin Cases

2) Cream together the Butter and Caster Sugar with an electric beater till smooth – add in the Beaten Eggs, Flour, and Vanilla and beat again for about about 20-30 seconds on a Medium Speed – it really doesn’t take too long, you don’t want to overheat it!.

3) Once combined it might still be a little stiff, so loosen with the Whole Milk – using Whole Milk is important as lower fat milks might make the mixture split slightly! 🙂

4) Spoon into your Cases and Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through! Leave to cool on a wire rack.

5) Once the cakes are cool, make the frosting – beat the softened Butter until smooth – this can take a couple of minutes. Add in the Icing Sugar 1/3 at a time, making sure the sugar is fully incorporated until moving on! I use my KitchenAid for Frostings as the machine can make it so much lighter and fluffier!

6) Once all of the Sugar is in the Frosting mix, keep on beating the Frosting but add the Vanilla, and then the Milk/Cream 1 tbsp at a time till you reach your desired consistency! I usually use about 3 spoonfuls!

7) Decorate your cupcakes how you like (I use lots and lots of sprinkles!) – and ENJOY!

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Tips and Ideas

These Cupcakes are delicious how they are – but you can jazz them up a bit with some chocolate chips – 100g will do nicely!

These Cupcakes will last in an airtight container for 2-3 days!

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ENJOY!

Find my other Cupcake Recipes on my Recipes Page!

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  • Reply LocknessDIY October 12, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Great recipe with really pretty results!

  • Reply natashalesley October 12, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I love a vanilla cupcake!

  • Reply Becky's Biscuit Bases October 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

    These look amazing!

  • Reply Lina October 12, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Really cute cupcakes☺☺

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