Vanilla Cupcakes

clock 15 minutes + 20 minutes bowl Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
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Method

  • 1. Preheat oven to 180° (160°C fan-forced). Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

  • 2. Cream butter, vanilla essence and sugar until light and fluffy.

  • 3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  • 4. Sift flour and baking powder together. Fold into creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Spoon mixture evenly into the prepared tin.

  • 5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cakes spring back when lightly touched. Transfer to a wire

  • rack to cool.

  • Tip:

  • To add a fresh element, decorate with fresh fruit such as berries or kiwifruit, or whatever is in season.

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