Any Occasion Cupcakes

As the first blog post to go live, we’re celebrating with this super easy cupcake recipe!



Cupcake Batter:

80g butter, softened
280g caster sugar
240g cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 free-range eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
250ml lukewarm milk

For the icing:

80g butter
250g icing sugar
1 tbsp lukewarm milk
1/2 tspn vanilla extract

Baking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180 C.

Line a muffin tray with cupcake cases of your choice.

Beat the butter with the caster sugar until pale and fluffy. You can bet by hand, for an intense arm workout or take the easy route with an electric beater.

Sift in the flour and baking powder and continue beating until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat vigorously or on a high speed, while slowly adding the milk to form a smooth batter.

Spoon the batter into the cupcake cases to three-quarters full, an ice-cream scoop is the perfect measuring spoon for this. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

To make the icing, beat the butter until pale and fluffy, then add the icing sugar and beat. Add the lukewarm milk to loosen the icing along with a the vanilla extract.

Get creative! Add a dash of food colouring or go all out with different nozzles and a piping bag, but remember, always let your cupcakes cool completely before icing. This prevents your icing work of art from just sliding down the sides.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. The cupcakes look great! I wanted to bake some cupcakes last week but I had underestimated how much cost can add up in getting everything one needs…however this makes me want to go ahead and make some.

    ~ Bre


    1. minthestepsa says:

      Hi Bre, so glad you liked it! 🙂 I always love saving up to bake something new without denting the budget. Happy baking and let me know how they turn out.

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      1. Hello and you know, I’ve never thought about putting money aside to fullfill my baking cravings. Next up: purchasing cupcake tins.

        Have a wonderful day!
        ~ Bre

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