You will need:
150g Plain Flour
125g Softened Butter
125g Caster Sugar
1tsp of Vanilla Essence
1/4 Tsp of Baking Powder
These amounts make 12 Cupcakes
Preheat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius
|Cream your butter in a large bowl with a Mixer|
|Add your sugar and your vanilla essence|
|Beat until light and fluffy|
|Add the eggs while continuously beating|
|Sieve in the flour and baking powder|
|Mix it all together until soft, fluffy and lump free|
|Put your cupcake cases into a cupcake tin|
|Fill the cases with your mixture and put in the oven for 18-20 minutes|
For these cupcakes I used raspberries that came from my Uncle and his Wife's Allotment. You can literally use whatever you like. Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, a little lemon juice or plain icing with a flavouring which you can get at any baking store and in some supermarkets. Again you can colour the icing to match any theme that you might have.
For this method you will need:
75g Softened Butter
175g Sieved Icing Sugar
|Weigh out and sieve your icing sugar|
|Make sure the butter is softened for easier mixing|
|Mix together and add a handful of raspberries |
until the consistency is right.
You don't want to add to many raspberries initially because when the icing is too runny it won't frost the cupcakes as easily. Add a little at a time. And always make sure the cupcakes are fully cooled before attempting to ice them or the butter will heat and melt, making a big mess.
|Frost the cupcakes in whatever design you desire|
Hope you like these. They are always a go to for me when having people to the house. They are so quick and easy to make that you can literally whip them together and have them cooling for the icing while getting the dinner together. Amina loves these cupcakes and sits there salivating over them while they're cooling. If you try them out let me know how they go.