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Vanilla Cupcakes

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Introduction

The perfect vanilla cake thats perfect everytime.

The perfect vanilla cake thats perfect everytime.

Ingredients

Makes: 12-14

Metric Cups

For the Fluffy Cakes

  • 175 grams self-raising flour
  • 175 grams unsalted butter or margarine
  • 50 grams caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Vanilla Frosting

  • 75 grams icing sugar
  • 50 grams unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

For the Fluffy Cakes

  • 6⅙ ounces self-raising flour
  • 6⅙ ounces unsalted butter or margarine
  • 1¾ ounces superfine sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Vanilla Frosting

  • 2⅔ ounces confectioners' sugar
  • 1¾ ounces unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Method

Vanilla Cupcakes is a community recipe submitted by Anonymous and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and smooth, in a bowl whisk the eggs until combined then add to the sugar and butter mix together. Stir in the vanilla extract and then finally sieve the flour and add to the wet mixture to form a smooth batter. Divide into cupcake cases and put in the oven on the middle shelf until a skewer comes out clean )approx 20 -25 mins depending on appliance).
  • While the cupcakes are cooking mix all of the vanilla frosting ingredients together remember to sift icing sugar and have the butter or margarine at room temperature to combine easily.
  • Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, put the frosting in a piping bag and frost as desired. You could also add ffoods colour gel to the frosting and the cake batter too.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and smooth, in a bowl whisk the eggs until combined then add to the sugar and butter mix together. Stir in the vanilla extract and then finally sieve the flour and add to the wet mixture to form a smooth batter. Divide into cupcake cases and put in the oven on the middle shelf until a skewer comes out clean )approx 20 -25 mins depending on appliance).
  • While the cupcakes are cooking mix all of the vanilla frosting ingredients together remember to sift confectioners' sugar and have the butter or margarine at room temperature to combine easily.
  • Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, put the frosting in a piping bag and frost as desired. You could also add ffoods colour gel to the frosting and the cake batter too.
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    What 1 Other has said

    • Tried this as it looked really easy. Unfortunately the batter was quite thick and the cupcakes were small and dense.

      Posted by audinholloway on 25th October 2014
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