Simple vanilla cupcakes

I am funny about cupcakes. I don’t like them masquerading as afternoon tea. They have their place, and are tasty, but don’t belong in afternoon tea.

Having said that, I made some wonderful vanilla cupcakes last week.

They are so easy, in fact almost the same as my Victoria sponge recipe.

I made them in the evening, baby was asleep, dog had his bone. Husband at the pub.

One mistake was not hiding them as seems someone got the munchies after the pub and my dozen cupcakes were a lonely 8 by morning.


110gm butter

110gm caster sugar

110gm self raising flour

2 eggs

1-2 tbsp milk.


1. Cream butter and sugar

2. Beat eggs and gradually add to butter/sugar mix.

3. Add vanilla

4 fold in flour with metal spoon

5. Add a little milk to give it a smoother texture

6. Spoon into cupcake tins and bake at 180degrees in fan oven for 12-15 min – or until skewer is clean when tested.

7. Ice with whatever you fancy!




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