Cupcakes are the perfect little treat to add a touch of sweetness to any day. Whether it’s a celebration or a simple treat, they’re sure to put a smile on your face. Cupcake decorating is an art form. You can let your imagination run wild with colours and toppings, making each cupcake a unique creation.


  • 110g softened butter
  • 110g golden icing sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g self-raising flour
  • for the buttercream
  • 150g softened butter
  • 300g powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • food colouring of your choice (optional)

Method of preparation:

Heat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan/gas 4) and line a 12 cupcake tray with baking paper.

Using an electric whisk, beat the softened butter and golden icing sugar until pale and fluffy.

Whisk in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.

Add the vanilla extract and self-raising flour, whisking until just combined.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the centre of each cupcake comes out clean.

Cool completely on a wire rack.

Whisk the softened butter until super-soft.

Add the icing sugar, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt and whisk until smooth.

Whisk in the milk and, if you’re using food colouring, add it now.

Spoon or pipe the buttercream onto the cooled muffins.

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