Everybody loves a cupcake! These quick, classic cupcakes are little bites of heaven! So why not allow just a little sweetness this January…

Quick Classic Cupcake recipe

You will need

Your fan oven at 170 degrees, scales, wooden spoon, big bowl, 24 cupcake cases and a cupcake tray.

Ingredients

Cupcakes:
225g unsalted butter
225g caster sugar
225g self raising flour
4 eggs well beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp baking powder

Butter Icing:
250g butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla essence
600g icing sugar

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Method

Beat softened butter and sieved caster sugar.
Add well whisked eggs and sieved self-raising flour.
Add baking powder and vanilla essence and mix well.
Spoon ingredients evenly into cases (about half full).
Cook for 15-20 minutes and check, until cakes are springy to touch.
Cool on a wire rack.

To make butter icing

Beat softened butter with vanilla essence and add the icing sugar gradually.
Ensure cakes are completely cooled before icing them.

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Extras

Use up that Christmas Baileys? Add a dash of Baileys and swap 50g of self raising flour for 50g of cocoa powder for some scrumptious chocolate treats.

Add some colour with a few drops of food colouring in your butter icing.

Top them off with tantalising treats like dolly mixture, wafer daisies, Maltesers, nuts, sprinkles, penny sweets etc


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