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Basic Cupcake Recipe

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Introduction

These cupcakes are deliciously moist and you can add your own variations as you fancy.

These cupcakes are deliciously moist and you can add your own variations as you fancy.

Ingredients

Serves: Makes 12 good size cupcakes.

Metric Cups
  • 200 grams cake flour
  • 150 grams caster sugar
  • 125 grams butter
  • 125 millilitres milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 7 ounces cake flour
  • 5⅓ ounces superfine sugar
  • 4⅖ ounces butter
  • 4 fluid ounces milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Method

Basic Cupcake Recipe is a community recipe submitted by verso and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and place 12 cupcake cups in a muffin tray.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric beater until smooth,for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Divide the batter between the cupcake cups and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and place 12 cupcake cups in a muffin tray.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric beater until smooth,for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Divide the batter between the cupcake cups and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • Additional Information

    Variations: 1.Almond & honey:add 50g honey and 100g toasted almonds. 2.Carrot &Ginger:add 60g finely grated carrots,5ml cinnamon&5ml finely grated fresh ginger. 3.Cranberry:add 100g tinned or dried cranberries. 4.Use a creamy,chocolate ganache or cream cheese icing. Enjoy!

    Variations: 1.Almond & honey:add 50g honey and 100g toasted almonds. 2.Carrot &Ginger:add 60g finely grated carrots,5ml cinnamon&5ml finely grated fresh ginger. 3.Cranberry:add 100g tinned or dried cranberries. 4.Use a creamy,chocolate ganache or cream cheese icing. Enjoy!

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    What 3 Others have said

    • BEST CUPCAKE RECIPE EVER! I was always told in school and most recipes that all the measurements should be the same! But here the different amounts make the perfect cupcakes and cakes! This recipe has served me well! Never failed me have used it 100x now! Since this recipe nigella.com is my go to for all recipes x

      Posted by Sid1995 on 16th June 2018
    • Great recipe! Will use it again!

      Posted by AnaSer on 21st February 2016
    • The best little cakes ever. So moist. My boys (adults) love them !!!

      Posted by My Dear on 26th May 2014
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