Easy Cupcake Recipe

This is one of my favorite cupcake recipes, from Annabel Karmel it is a fun recipe to do together with your toddler this half term! And then the best part, is to enjoy eating together…

This is a basic cupcake recipe. You can change the ingredients slightly to make different-flavoured cakes, or add all sorts of icings and decorations so every cake is a mini masterpiece!



  • 110g butter, softened
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 110g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ┬╝ tsp salt
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F / Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
  • Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until pale and fluffy.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl.
  • Beat the eggs and vanilla and add to the bowl. Beat until just combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until risen, golden and firm to the touch.
  • Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Buttercream Icing Suggestions 

For plain buttercream, beat 110g butter until soft, then beat in 110g icing sugar, a tablespoon at a time.
For vanilla buttercream, add half teaspoon vanilla extract and beat to combine.For lemon buttercream, beat in 1 tbsp lemon juice- add 1 tsp at a time and taste after each addition.
For chocolate buttercream, beat in quarter tsp vanilla, 60g (2oz) melted and cooled milk chocolate and 2 tbsp cocoa powder.



29 March 2016