Plain vanilla cupcakes

    45 min

    A recipe for plain vanilla cupcakes that you can add food colouring or decorate any way you want depending on the occasion.

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    Makes: 12 cupcakes

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 200g butter, softened
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 or 3 drops vanilla extract
    • 200g self-raising flour
    • pinch of salt
    • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a cupcake tin with paper cases.
    2. Beat the sugar and softened butter together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Stir in vanilla and gradually beat in flour. Add a pinch of salt and the milk; beat on the highest setting for about 2 or 3 minutes until mixture is pale yellow and smooth. Spoon the cupcake mixture into paper cases, filling them about half full.
    3. Bake the cupcakes in the middle of the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then transfer the cupcakes to a cooling rack.

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