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Basic Cupcake Recipe

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Basic Cupcake Recipe

Saturday, February 20, 2010

This recipe again comes from aunt Erica, and is adapted from her fairy cake recipe. If you are making these to decorate with kids, and want to limit the time it takes to put everything together, it may be easier to make the cupcakes ahead of time

Makes approximately 8 cupcakes
175g of self raising flour
110g of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
110g of soft margarine or butter
2 large eggs
50ml of water/milk

For the butter cream frosting:
170g of softened butter
225g of icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 180oC and line a cupcake tray with paper cases.

In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients.  Make a well in the center of the bowl and break in the 2 eggs and add the butter in small pieces.  Using an electric hand mixer beat all the ingredients together until combined.

Add in half the milk/water and beat again until combined.  You are looking for the batter to be light and creamy.  Add the rest of the liquid if you need it- you may not.

Divide the batter evenly into the paper cases and place in an oven for 15-20 minutes or until firm and light brown on top.

Allow to cool on a wire rack before applying the frosting.

In a bowl beat the butter and add the icing sugar bit by bit until it is all incorporated.  At this point you can separate the frosting into a few different bowls and stir through different food colourings.  Spoon the frosting into an icing bag and ice away!

Let your imagination go wild!

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  • Natcoffey

    Just finished making these cupcakes with my kids. They turned out amazing & the recipe was so simple itself the kids done it themselves :-) they where well happy with that!
    I covered ours in chocolate melted down from the dozens of Easter eggs the kids had in the fridge so I am delighted thats a few eggs gone already now to create something else to get rid of the rest :-) 

  • http://www.facebook.com/marian.f.connolly Marian Ferris Connolly

    Yummy! I added I tsp of milicano coffee to the mix and icing! Topped with a walnut! Easy to make! Thanks Donal

  • http://good-moodfood.weebly.com/ Sophie

    You could use self raising flour…..works just as well :)

  • RavieNomNoms

    Thank you for this!

  • juansiti

    i like it,.. simple way to make…. thanks for this,..

  • ami@naivecookcooks

    such pretty cupcakes!