Quick and Easy Vanilla Cupcakes
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This recipe for vanilla cupcakes is just as easy as a boxed mix but they taste twice as good!
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Cake, Cupcake
Serves: 12
  • ⅔ cup (160g) softened butter
  • ⅔ cup of sugar
  • ¾ cup of self-raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 generous cup of icing sugar
  • 5 g of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of very hot water (I use water from a recently boiled kettle)
  • sprinkles
To make cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F) and line 12 medium muffin wells with paper cases.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.*
  3. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time then mix in the flour.
  5. Spoon into prepared paper cases and bake for 20 minutes or until golden and a cake tester/toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. After removing from oven, leave cupcakes in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make icing
  1. Place butter in a small heatproof bowl/mug and add water and stir to dissolve
  2. Add icing sugar and mix thoroughly (mixture should be a thick but spreadable consistency).
  3. If too thick add more water 1 -2 drops at a time, if too runny add more icing sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.
  4. Spread cupcakes with prepared icing and top with sprinkles of your choice.
*beat vigorously by hand for around 5 minutes or use an electric mixer for this step
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 57g Calories: 229 Fat: 12.6g Saturated fat: 7.5g Trans fat: 0.5g Carbohydrates: 27g Sugar: 21g Sodium: 202mg Fiber: 0g Protein: 3g Cholesterol: 82mg
Recipe by The Links Site at https://thelinkssite.com/2018/07/18/quick-easy-vanilla-cupcakes/