Thursday, July 30, 2009

Basic Vanilla Cupcake Recipe (24 cupcakes)

10 oz (300g) Butter - softened
10 oz (300g) superfine (castor) sugar
12 oz (350g) self-raising flour
6 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
2. Line a 24 cup cake pan, with cup cake papers.
3. Crack the eggs into a cup and beat lightly with a fork.
4. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.
5. Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until light and creamy.
6. Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases.
7. Bake for 18-20 minutes until risen and firm to touch.
8. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
9. Allow to cool fully before icing.