Monday, June 4, 2012

Basic Vanilla Cupcake

Here is my basic vanilla cupcake recipe that I use for most of my cupcakes. The recipe is pretty easy to follow and the result is amazing. Soft and indulgent. The ingredients are easy to get, and I believe most of them are already in your cupboard just waiting for you to grab and mix.

175 gram unsalted butter, room temperature
175 gram castor sugar
175 gram all purpose flour, sifted
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 eggs
3 tbsp buttermilk/whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. First thing you want to do is pre-heat your oven to 180C. 

2. Line your cupcake tin with cupcake liners. 

3. Mix all your dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). Sift it. 

4. In a big bowl, mix the butter and sugar together until they are creamy, soft and fluffy. 
Take your time to cream them, around 5 minutes. The more you cream it the better texture of cake will you get.

5. Add in the vanilla extract to the batter and keep on mixing.

6. Add one egg at a time, you might also want to add a teaspoon of flour to stop the mixing from getting to loose. Do this again for the other 2 eggs.

7. Next thing you want to do is add in the dry ingredient. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredient and mix it. I would recommend using spatula or whisk to avoid over-mixing which will cause the result cake becoming to dense and more like a bread instead of a moist cupcake. 

8. Then add 1tbsp of milk, mix it. Add another 1/3 of the dry ingredient, alternately adding in the milk until all the dry ingredient and milk are done. 

9. Mix them thoroughly using spatula just enough to get all the batter incorporated. Remember, DO NOT OVERMIX.

10. Divide your mixture into your cupcake tin evenly. 

11. Put it into the oven for about 18-20 minutes or you can test it by inserting a toothpick into the cake. And when it comes out clean that means your cakes are ready. 

12. Let them cool completely before you start decorating them. 

Have fun trying the recipe!

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  1. definitely will trying to make this! those look good

  2. Let me know how it goes. It's a very simple recipe and you can add in anything you'd like and turn it into a different type of cupcake, raisin, choco-chips, carrot, orea biscuits, anything.. ;-)