vanilla cupcakes

Most people have childhood flashbacks when they devour a cupcake, and this particular cupcake does that for me. The beautiful texture of the cake, with its gorgeous crumb, and the buttery goodness of the indulgent icing really do sing to my heart! I really hope you love these scrumptious little cakes too!


125 g butter

½ cup brown sugar

3 eggs or 2 duck eggs

1 tsp vanilla pod scrapings or essence

2 cups self-raising flour

Splash of milk


Buttercream Icing

125 g butter

1 ½ cups icing powder

1 tbs milk

1 tsp vanilla pod scrapings or essence



Combine the butter and sugar and beat until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating with electric mixer in between. Add the vanilla, flour and milk and electric mix until the mix is smooth. Divide into a patty cake tin lined with paper cases. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes. Whilst they bake let the butter go near room temperature, then when malleable stir in the powder, milk and vanilla. One the cupcakes have cooled completely, ice ice baby! Ta da! How simple and gorgeous are these! Enjoy!

vanilla cupcakes

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