Basic Cupcakes
Basic Cupcake Recipe
5 from 1 vote
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
These basic vanilla cupcakes are ready in under an hour. Great for birthdays, picnics, or for a quick sweet treat. Deliciously moist, this cupcake recipe needs to be in every baker's repertoire.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories300kcal
Carbs33g
Fat17g
Saturates10g
Sugars19g
Protein5g
Fibre0.5g

Ingredients

  • 225 g Butter Unsalted, room temperature
  • 225 g Self Raising Flour
  • 225 g Sugar Caster
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Milk

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 170°C (325°F) with a gas mark of 3. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake cases.
  • Take a large bowl and cream together the unsalted butter and caster sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until fully incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, sift the self-raising flour and 1 tsp of baking powder. Gradually fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture, alternating with 2 tbsp of milk, until just combined.
  • Fill each cupcake case about two-thirds full with the batter.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Once done, allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack.

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