Cupcakes ahoy

Ah, the humble cupcake, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. So tasty, so versatile, so very darned cute. The world would be a much worse place if the cupcake didn’t exist (imagine the horror!), so here’s an absolutely fabulous recipe for vanilla surprise cupcakes to keep your supplies well stocked. It’s easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy and you’ll find yourself making it time and time again, so what are you waiting for? Get yourself in that kitchen and bake, bake, bake!

Ingredients:

Caster sugar

Butter

Two eggs

Self-raising flour

Milk

Vanilla extract

Chocolate spread

For the icing:

Soft cheese

Icing sugar

Vanilla extract

Cake bakery:

  • Cream together 110g of caster sugar and 110g of butter (softened and at room temperature)
  • Add the eggs gradually and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Stir in 110g of self-raising flour
  • Add 2 tablespoons of milk, until the mixture reaches a dropping consistency
  • Dollop it into 12 muffin cases and cook at 180C for 13-15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean
  • For the surprise, take a knife and hollow out a bit from the middle of the cakes and fill with chocolate spread.
Ice, ice, baby:
  • Mix 100g of butter with 300g of soft cheese
  • Add 100g of icing sugar
  • Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pipe it over your cupcakes, add some chocolate sprinkles and bask in your ultimate domestic goddess-ness.
Here are some snaps to make you extremely hungry:

 

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3 Responses to “Cupcakes ahoy”
  1. Sarah Adie says:

    Make Tom bake – husbands are supposed to provide, so I thought?

  2. Yum… I want one!

    Before I had babies I baked all the time but wasnt fussed about eating cake. Now I have no time to bake and a growing love of cake…

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