Light and spongy vanilla cupcakes

Light and spongy vanilla cupcakes


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About this recipe: These vanilla cupcakes are light and spongy and easy enough to make with the kids! Makes 12 cupcakes in only 30 minutes!

safa_97 London, England, UK

Makes: 12 vanilla cupcakes

  • 170g (6 oz) butter, at room temperature
  • 170g (6 oz) granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 170g (6 oz) self raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a 12-hole cupcake tin with cases.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar using a hand mixer until light and soft. Slowly add in the eggs one at a time until mixture is smooth.
  3. In another bowl roughly mix the flour and baking powder together. Then sift half the flour mixture to the liquid mixture and fold in using a spatula. Add the other half of the mixture and fold in. Add the vanilla and milk to the mixture until well incorporated. Spoon the mixture into the prepared paper cases filling 2/3 full to allow for a good rise.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack and cover with a cloth to keep the cakes from getting hard and deflating.


Would taste even better with butter cream frosting which I will post a recipe for soon!

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