Party cupcakes

    45 min

    A simple and basic method of achieving professional looking cupcakes to enhance any party or social gathering.


    London, England, UK
    24 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • Cakes
    • 125g softened butter
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 2 medium eggs (at room temperature)
    • 125g self-raising flour
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 12 hole bun tray lined with paper-cases
    • Buttercream Topping
    • 175g softened butter (or low fat margarine)
    • 350g icing sugar
    • 3 tablespoons boiling water
    • few drops of vanilla extract
    • Strawberrry food colouring (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. Beat together the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in a separate bowl the eggs. Add a little of the eggs to the butter mixture and beat. Add flour and milk slowly and beat the mixture until smooth.
    3. Divide the mixture between the paper cases and bake in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch. (Another method to ensure they are properly cooked is to insert a cocktail stick into a cake - if it comes out clean - it's cooked).
    4. Remove the cakes from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
    5. To prepare buttercream: Beat the butter or margarine in a bowl to soften it. Add the icing sugar, boiling water and vanilla. Beat until the icing is very smooth. Ice each cooled cake using a piping bag. Decorate with cake decorations of choice.

    Cook's tip

    You could halve the icing mixture and colour one half with pink food colouring and strawberry essence, then top with a red glace cherry.

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    ...i love these...i actually double the ingredients and make a cake with it...everyone loves it...nice one !!  -  14 Oct 2011


    I made these cupcakes for a friends birthday and they went down a storm, already had a request from another friend for her birthday, thank you  -  15 Feb 2012


    These look sooooo nice you must be a very good baker to make them that perfect!!  -  28 Apr 2010