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Easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe!

My earliest memory of making cupcakes was with my auntie, I must of been about 4 or 5 years old and we used a packet mix with the little icing stickers you could put on top, from memory these were Tom and Jerry cupcakes but I could be so wrong!?.. do these still exist? It was a complete disaster, I think we had more mixture on us then in the cupcake cases, but never the less, it’s great memory thats always stuck in my mind!

I think it’s fair to say, both mine and my aunties cooking skills have advanced massively since then and with the help of my Nan, I think I might have cracked the cupcake recipe! So I wanted to share with you my quick and easy Vanilla cupcake recipe which I use most of the time, to save you from those packet mixes!

What you will need:

Preparation time: less than 30 minutes
Cooking time: 10-30 minutes.
Serves 24 
How to make vanilla cupcakes


  • 110g/4oz Butter at room temperature
  • 110g/4oz Caster Sugar
  • 2 free-range Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 110g/4oz Self-Rasing
  • 1-2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp lemon rind



  • 140g/5oz Butter
  • 280g/10oz icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp Milk
  • Few drops of Blue food colouring
  • Hundreds and Thousands


Step one: Preheat the oven to 180/C/350F/Gas 4 and line 2 x 12-hole fairly cake tins with paper cases.

Step two: Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale. Beat the eggs, a little bit at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract and the lemon rind. cupcake

Step three: Fold in the flour, using a large metal spoon. Add a little milk until the mixture is a soft dropping consistency and then spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full.

Step four: Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden-brown on top. If you put a knife or a skewer into the centre of a cake, it should come out clean. Set aside for 10 minutes and then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

Step five: Beat the butter into a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth,

Step six: Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon of the milk and beat until the mixture is creamy and smooth. If necessary, beat in the milk to loosen the mixture.

Step seven: Stir in the food colouring until well combined. Pipe the butter icing on to the top of the cakes and sprinkle with decorations and set aside.




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  • I think the chick biscuits were a bigger disaster as they just all merged in to one. But I bet you wouldn’t even remember making them if they’d gone right x

    • Chloe
      2 years ago

      haha probably not!! Still very good memories! x

  • Rosie
    2 years ago

    These look so delicious! I’m on a diet and don’t usually have a sweet tooth but it’s all I’m craving at the moment!

    • Chloe
      2 years ago

      haha probably not!! Still very good memories! x

    • Chloe
      2 years ago

      Apologies! They are so tasty!

  • Jenny
    2 years ago

    These look SO yummy & easy to make! I’m not a brilliant baker- I’m much better at cooking but when baking is concerned it’s a bit hit and miss haha! But I started baking a bit more last year and everything turned out okay. I love the blue icing as well, there’s something so cute and fun about coloured icing and it makes the cakes look so much prettier xxx

    • Chloe
      2 years ago

      Honestly so easy! There are so many easy recipes for cakes where you put all of the mixture into one bowl and then just mix it all together. xx

  • Sian
    2 years ago

    I’m completely hopeless at baking, but this does seem pretty simple so I may have to give it a go this weekend! xo

  • Ana
    2 years ago

    I don’t bake often enough! This looks really fun to make. I feel like they would be perfect for a party or even bringing into work. I wonder if gluten-free flour works the same! I’ve saved this into my pinterest! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • Kat
    2 years ago

    I might try making these tomorrow!!

  • syakirah
    2 years ago

    i might try baking this. Thank you for the recipe! x

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