Vanilla cup cakes

When you find a great sponge recipe it is something you are going to want to keep. Cup cakes are pure delight and when you top them with your favourite icing, fruit or shaved chocolate they can be as decadent as you need them to be. This is one of those recipes folks thanks to baked and delicious, so print it, bookmark it or copy and paste it, but whatever you do don’t pass it by. (makes 12 cup cakes)

What you need

The cupcakes

125g softened butter
125g caster sugar
2 large eggs beaten
125g self raising flour
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

The icing

75g softened butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
225g icing sugar
raspberries

The process

Pre heat your oven to 190 Celsius.

Beat together the butter and caster sugar in a large mixing bowl until the mixture light and fluffy.

Now take a whisk, add 1/2 the beaten eggs and whisk, then add the rest of the eggs and 1 tablespoon of the flour and whisk again to combine.

Now take a metal spoon, add the rest of the flour and fold it into the mixture. Add the milk and vanilla essence, give it a final few folds and then set aside while you lay out your cup cake papers onto a baking tray or muffin tin.

Spoon in equal amounts of the misture into each cup cake paper, pop into the oven for 15-20 minutes until beautifully risen and golden on top. It’s really important not to open the oven so resist the temptation.

Remove them from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack while you prepare the icing.

For the icing, place the butter in a bowl and beat it until it is completely soft, now add the milk, vanilla extract and 1/2 the icing sugar. Beat it for at least a few minutes and then add the balance of the icing sugar and keep beating until it is light and fluffy.

If you are going to colour your icing, add the colouring now, drop by drop while mixing until you get the right colour.

Ice each cup cake with a generous portion of the butter cream icing and top off with fresh raspberries.

These are real winners folks, try them.

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