Vanilla cupcakes: The grand dame of cupcakes

The grand dame of cupcakes. I decided to return to the basic after making a batch of nutella cupcakes which turned out to be a disaster. While mixing the batter for the nutella cupcakes, i could feel something amiss, but couldn’t quite make out what was wrong. When the cupcakes finished baking, the whole cake was too wet.

The recipe i used for this vanilla cupcake was simple enough. The all-in-one mixture technique, putting all the ingredients into a bowl and beat until smooth. Quite unlike the one i tried before, that is add in the egg one by one, followed by the flour separately.

Vanilla cupcakes (make 18)
225g unsalted butter
225g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. Preheat the oven to 175c. Place 18 paper baking cases in muffin tins.

2. Place all the ingredients in a medium bowl and beat with an electric whisk until smooth and pale, about 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Spoon the mixture into the cases. Bake for 20 minutes.

4. Remove the tins from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Then remove the cupcakes and cool on a rack.


Wow, started baking when you jus booked out… U seems more enthusiastic than me when it comes to desserts… Nice golden hue… and I can imagine my monitor giving our baking smell…

Can’t wait for tomorrow gathering, wonder how is it going to be… Hopefully my poor stomach will permit me to feast…

nice pics!!! yea the golden hue looks really appealing, and judging from the recipe, its the one my mom uses (same qty of flour, butter, sugar) so i think its more like a butter/pound cake and u cant go wrong with it. i really like the one she makes. and yours its too sweet?

fen : don’t wonder la, its gonna be fun! i think you & claire are both conversation starters, so with you both around, no need 2b scared of “silent moments” LOL!

fen: haha no la, dec book out timing a bit short, i baked this a few weeks ago. lol! yeah today’s the day! hahahaha

evan: thanks! ya some sort like that. haha. Yeah man, with fen and claire around, its definitely gonna be lively : )

vonvonx: lol! you can eat so much? impressive. haha. how to make a book? nobody wants to read. lol

didally: hahah thanks! bake something else!

dora: yeah same, everything vanilla : )

ingrids: I felt that some chocolate cupcakes are overly sweet, while the vanilla ones are always very well balanced. I like it, but like you say, who can resist chocolate? haha

Wow. The vanilla cup cake looks yummy and the recipe looks easy to follow. btw do you have any frosting recipe to share?

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