lol’s basic cupcake recipe

This is the cupcake recipe I use over and over again. If I need flavoured cupcakes I usually add lime zest, or coconut flakes, cocoa and even sometimes frozen berries. (P.S I am also basking in the way that this photo ended up!! I love it. I am so proud – don’t judge me!)

muffin cupcake patty cake*Pre-heat oven to 180*C

Ingredients
– 125g of softened salt reduced butter, cut into cubes
– 125g of caster sugar
– 2 eggs
– 130g of self raising flour,
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
– 2 tablespoons of milk

1. In a large mixing bowl and electric beaters, cream butter and sugar, until it becomes pale and fluffy. Press a small amount of butter between your fingertips to make sure that it’s not too granular from the sugar.
2. Still beating, add one egg at a time. DO NOT add another egg until the previous one has been fully incorporated – I usually mix on high for about 3 minutes per egg.
3. Add the flour, vanilla bean paste and milk and beat until fully incorporated.
4. Set aside whilst you line a 12 serve muffin tray with cupcake liners. Using a dessert spoon or tablespoon, fill each liner 2/3 full of batter.
5. Place in the middle of the oven for around 20minutes, or until cooked. Test by poking through the middle of the largest cupcake with a skewer. If when removed, it is clean then set aside on a cooling rack, if not place back in the oven for 3-5minutes.
6. Allow them to cool for around 30minutes to an hour before icing.

– Makes 12 – but mine only made 11 because I ate too much batter #fail

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Suzanne McKee says:

    These cupcakes sink in the mIddle. Any ideas? I’m following it exactly.

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    1. misslollylovesfood says:

      Hmm I have no idea why they would do this.. Did you make sure that you whisked each egg in individually and that the whole mixture was fully incorporated + airy ?

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  2. purple sparrow says:

    I made these according to the recipe except I added one tablespoon of rose water essence and they were fantastic! Really moist and flavoursome, will definitely make these again. Thank you =)

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    1. Oh fantastic!! Rosewater essence… I would never have thought to add rhat… yummo! What kind of icing did you make????

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      1. Purple Sparrow says:

        Whoops! Only just saw this! I made a lemon butter cream icing. It tasted pretty good but the only problem was the lemon juice reacting with the butter – made it look a little weird but it didn’t affect the taste luckily =)

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      2. turquoisekitten says:

        Whoops! I only just saw this. I usually make a lemon butter cream icing with these cupcakes. The only problem is that the lemon juice tends to clash with the butter so the icing looks a bit weird but it doesn’t make the icing taste bad or anything luckily =)

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