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Gretton Primary School

Cupcake

Bake these easy vanilla cupcakes in just 35 minutes. Perfect for birthdays, picnics or whenever you fancy a sweet treat, they're sure to be a crowd-pleaser

PREP: 20 MINS
COOK: 15 MINS
EASY SERVES 12
 

Ingredients

110g softened butter

110g golden caster sugar
2 large eggs

½ tsp vanilla extract
110g self-raising flour
For the buttercream
150g softened butter

300g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp milk

food colouring paste of your choice (optional)

Method
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and fill a 12 cupcake tray with cases. Using an electric whisk beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy then whisk in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Add the vanilla, flour and a pinch of salt, whisk until just combined then spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases.

Bake for 15 mins until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

To make the buttercream, whisk the butter until super soft then add the icing sugar, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Whisk together until smooth (start off slowly to avoid an icing sugar cloud) then beat in the milk. If wanting to colour, stir in the food colouring now. Spoon or pipe onto the cooled cupcakes.

Core Values

  • K

    Kindness

  • C

    Co-Operation

  • A

    Ambition

  • S

    Sportsmanship

  • P

    Perseverance

  • P

    Pride

  • H

    Honesty

  • C

    Courage

  • R

    Responsibility

  • R

    Respect