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Traditional Vanilla Birthday Cake Cupcakes

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From the Magnolia bakery recipe book.


Serves: 24 cupcakes

  • 250 millilitres softened unsalted butter
  • 500 millilitres sugar
  • 4 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 375 millilitres self-raising flour
  • 313 millilitres all-purpose flour
  • 250 millilitres milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Traditional Vanilla Birthday Cake Cupcakes is a community recipe submitted by tootsievalentine and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F. Grease and lightly flour three 9 x 2 inch round cake pans or line a muffin tray with paper cases.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Add the eggs gradually one at a time, beating well after each one.
  • Combine the flours and add in four parts, alternating with the milk and the vanilla extract, beating well after each addition.
  • Divide the batter between the cake pans or paper cases if making cupcakes.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Let the cakes cool for 10 mins then turn out on wire racks. When the cakes have cooled ice between the layers then ice the top and sides of the cake.
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    What 2 Others have said

    • I just made this recipe some days ago. The cupcakes were so soft and tasty. They also grew perfectly. I love them!!

      Posted by MZuniga on 24th December 2011
    • Delicious!!! I just made them and they were a tremendous success!!!

      Posted by MZuniga on 27th December 2011
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