Tuesday, 12 March 2013


So i am far from a good baker and have a tendency to throw ingredients in a bowl and hope for the best. However i have managed to bake these cup cakes and by own tasting standards (this is pretty high, i'm a secret fatty) there actually rather delicious.

I followed the most basic recipe and it's the easiest and yummiest way i have found to make cup cakes yet. 

Ingredients for the cup cakes:
2 medium sized eggs
200g softened butter
200g caster sugar
200g self raising flour (seived)
a few drops of vanilla extract

Ingredients for butter cream:
100g softened butter
200g icing sugar
drop of food coloring (your choice)
drop of vanilla extract

Preparation method

Cup cakes

1. Preheat the oven to 180C

2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl
3. Beat in the eggs a little at a time
4. Add the vanilla extract
5. Gradually fold in the flour
6. Pop in the oven for around 30 mins (keep an eye on them)
7. Leave to cool before icing (if you like me you'll be impatient, but if there not cool the butter cream melts of)

Butter cream
Using an electric whisk, cream the icing sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Whisk in the vanilla extract and food coloring. If needed gradually whisk in enough milk to form a smooth paste.

As you can see i'm not great at decorating cupcakes, but they tasted good.


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