Cupcakes, also known as fairy cakes, are delicious, pocket-sized cakes. Follow this quick and easy cupcake recipe for a scrumptious, tasty cupcake.

Serve: This Cupcake Recipe serves 12 people.

Preparation Time Prep: 15 mins.
Cooking Time Cooking: 15 mins.

Ingredients — Homemade Cupcake Recipe

  • 100g butter or margarine 
  • 100g caster sugar 
  • 100g self-raising flour sifted 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (optional) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)

Method — Homemade Cupcake Recipe 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (Electric oven | Electric fan oven 160°C | Gas Mark 4) and place 12 paper cases into a muffin tin.
  • Using an electric whisk, food processor or wooden spoon, beat the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy. 
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating each one in well before adding the next. Add the vanilla essence if using.
  • Carefully fold in the flour (and baking powder if using).
  • Alternatively, you can mix the ingredients together using a food processor. Use the pulse button to mix together in between adding the ingredients in the order above.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 - 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, check to see if the cupcakes are ready by inserting a cocktail stick into one of the cupcakes. If it comes out dry then the cupcakes are done. If not, then back in the oven for a few minutes more. Don't overcook the cupcakes otherwise, they will dry out. Lift the cupcakes out of the muffin tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • For a simple icing topping, add a little water to some icing sugar until you have a smooth paste. When the cakes are cool, drizzle some icing mixture over the top. These cupcakes are best eaten on the day they are made.
RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

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