Vanilla cupcakes are so easy to make, they are perfect for birthday parties, school lunches, a special afternoon tea or anything where you might want a yummy treat.

They freeze really well, iced and all (excuse the messy icing, it was done by my 4 year old).

Related Recipe – vanilla bean paste (you really need to make this!)

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Tracey and Jo

February 20, 2018
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  • 90 g butter, soft
  • 1 tsp. vanilla paste or extract (recipe linked above)
  • 90 g caster sugar (or raw sugar, blitz on speed 9 for 3 seconds to create caster sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g self raising flour (could use spelt with 3 tsp of baking powder)
  • 2 tbsp. milk


  1. Pre heat oven to 180°C and line a muffin tray with paper cases
  2. Mix all ingredients until combined – approx 10sec/speed 4. Scrape down sides and mix rest with your spatula if need be.
  3. Tip mixture into paper cases and bake in a moderate oven for approx. 15 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean
  4. Let them cool on a wire rack and ice once cooled using the basic icing recipe above


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