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May 1, 2009

Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes
Simple but delicious cupcakes

As I previously wrote, I recently joined in Sweet & Simple Bakes, where we will be given a simple baking challenge each month. This yummy challenge is started by Rosie and Maria, who whip up many mouth-watering bakes. This month the challenge was Vanilla Cupcakes. We had fun making them. As always, my daughter wanted to decorate the cupcakes and she did a very nice job, don’t you think?

Ingredients: (Makes 12)

Original RecipeI used
  • 175g (6 oz) self-raising flour
  • 1½ level tsp baking powder
  • 175g (6 oz) butter, softened
  • 175g (6 oz) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Buttercream Icing
  • 150g (5oz) butter, softened
  • 300g (11 oz) icing (confectioners) sugar, sifted
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Edible food colouring(s) of choice, optional
  • Sprinkle(s) for decoration of choice
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¾ cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Butter Cream Icing
  • ½ cup Butter
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
I didn’t add any food color, but used some sprinkles for decoration

Preparation: (You can read the original recipe HERE)
Vanilla Cupcakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, and then add the butter, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Beat them until they mix well, trying not to over mix. Keep aside.
  4. Line up the cupcake/muffin tray with paper cups. Then spoon in the prepared mixture equally into the paper cups.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes then turn out to completely cool on a wire rack.
Butter Cream Icing
  1. To make the butter cream, beat the butter until soft (I melted the butter for 20 seconds in the microwave). Add the icing sugar and stir until it’s just mixed in, then add the milk and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Spread the icing on the cupcakes thickly with butter knife or put the icing into a piping back and make a large swirl on top of each cupcake. Decorate each cupcake with your chosen sprinkle(s).

Vanilla Cupcakes

My kids (of course all of us) enjoyed so much eating these yummy cupcakes. Thanks for the simple yet delicious recipe Rosie and Maria!


Chutneytales said... [Reply]

Your cupcakes look very pretty!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

The cupcakes look fantastic! And you daughter really did a good job with the decorating :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

they look so pretty...nice decoration..

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

lovely cupcakes uma...and ur kids have done a wonderful job in decorating..

Unknown said... [Reply]

fantastic cup cakes uma icing looks so cute looks like your daughter is avery good talented kid good work dear cup cakes looks so yum yum

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Whoa! Colorful cupcakes! They look lovely and scrumptious! Your daughter did a nice job!

Vishali said... [Reply]

delicious cup cakes Uma....look so colorful with nice decoration. Kids will love them a lot :).

Maria♥ said... [Reply]

Uma, they look so cute and delicious!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will be joining us in our next bake.


Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

Pretty cup cakes Uma, they look fluffed up and soft!!!

Vrinda said... [Reply]

Cute colorful cupcakes dear...

Trupti said... [Reply]

those cup cakes looks delicious Uma. Will love to have some cakes for breakfast

Saritha said... [Reply]

Cup cakes look great :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

wow looks so cute and colorful.lovely cupcakes.. kids will be tempted to eat these.

Pooja said... [Reply]

The cupcakes look moist and tempting with the frsoting. Wow your daughter has done a good job with the decorations :)

Pooja said... [Reply]

Pretty cupcakes..Looking perfect and yummy Uma..Nice decoration by your kid...

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Lovely cakes Uma...the icing looks so pretty :)

Cham said... [Reply]

She is a pretty good chef now! Love the deco and the cake too!

Ashwini said... [Reply]

They have done an awesome job in decorating. Looks yumm

notyet100 said... [Reply]

simple and delicious,..:-)

Meera said... [Reply]

They look easy and yummy. The best part is the decorating job, though!! Your daughters have done an awesome job

Shreya said... [Reply]

so lovely Uma.. grt cupcakes!:-)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Cute lil cupcakes!!

Sujatha said... [Reply]

yummy cupcakes! Nice decoration :)

Poornima Nair said... [Reply]

The cupcakes look great...love the frosting you have on each one.

Priya Sriram said... [Reply]

Wow.. cute cute cupcakes Uma!! :D Just love watching it! :) Great job dear!

Indhu said... [Reply]

cupcakes are very cute :)
love the decoration!

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

colourful yummy cakes

♥Rosie♥ said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,

I absolutely adore your cupcakes and your daughter has done an amazing job on the decoration - Bravo!!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again in our next bake.

Rosie x

Anonymous said... [Reply]

cup cakes are colorful and adorable...

ST said... [Reply]

Cup cakes look very cute and drool worthy:)

Red Chillies said... [Reply]

They look pretty and it is such fun to have the kids bake isn't it? Loved the decorations.

Srivalli said... [Reply]

such a pretty bunch of cupcakes uma!

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

nice cupcakes & lovely decoration too

Vibaas said... [Reply]

cute cupcakes :)

Deepa Hari said... [Reply]

Lovely cupcakes Uma...looks colorful...nice decoration.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Uma very yummy cupcakes. Had a hard time as my daughter wanted the one with pink icing right now.

Illona said... [Reply]

It's great that your daughter loves to bake along with you. Nice cupcakes!

A_and_N said... [Reply]

I just saw these at Rosie's :)

Great job, Uma!

natalia said... [Reply]

Ciao ! Compliments to the young cook !!

Arundathi said... [Reply]

How pretty!!

Pria@HC said... [Reply]

different ways of icing on the cupcakes.. kids will love that...

Soma said... [Reply]

These are so cute. I have 2 girls & they baking with me, but i do't do it that often:-(... i should do it more .. probably in summer vacations.

The Girl said... [Reply]

These look great - your daughter did a great job decorating them, that was my favourite part of the process!

Cookie said... [Reply]

Your girl did the frosting well, I have to agree with you!


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