Vanilla cupcakes with frosting

    30 min

    Quick and easy vanilla cupcakes. You can add any topping or filling. I used muffin cases so the buns were bigger, and this recipe made 5. I used jam in the middle, too, and even a cheeky Flake® bar on top. I used a knife to decorate the cupcakes, and I added quite bit of top so it looked like a whipped ice cream and added some sprinkles! If you have loads of frosting left, you can keep it in a container in the fridge for up to a week.

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    Makes: 5 large cupcakes

    • 2 eggs
    • 113g (4oz) caster sugar
    • 113g (4oz) butter
    • 140g (5oz) self-raising flour
    • 5 tablespoons jam
    • 250ml milk
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 225g (8oz) butter
    • 198g (7oz) icing sugar
    • 2 to 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line muffin cases or bun cases in a tin.
    2. Whisk the eggs and caster sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the butter, then fold in the self-raising flour slowly. Pour the mixture into cases, filling just over halfway.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
    4. Leave to cool for about 10 to 15 minutes, scoop out bit of the middle, add bit of jam and place sponge back on top.
    5. Make the vanilla frosting: add the milk and plain flour in a saucepan, bring to the boil, stir until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and leave to cool completely.
    6. Add butter, icing sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Spread over the cooled cupcakes.

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    Very easy to make taste and look great. A family favourite!  -  06 Aug 2015