Vanilla Cupcakes – Mary Berry Recipe (aka the Queen of Baking)
Ingredients for the Cupcakes:
♥175g of Unsalted Butter Cut in Large Chunks at Room Temp!
♥175g of Caster Sugar
♥175g of Self-Raising Flour
♥1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
♥3 Large Free-Range Eggs
♥1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Ingredients for the Buttercream:
♥ 175g of Unsalted Butter Cut in Large Chunks at Room Temp!
♥ A Little Bit of Milk
♥ 350g of Sifted Icing Sugar
♥ Food Colouring (Optional but I used a mix of purple and pink!)
- Start by preheating your oven to 180C, Gas Mark 4.
- Line a 12 hole muffin tin with cupcake cases.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the caster sugar and butter until a creamy consistency.
- Add the eggs one by one and make sure to beat well after each addition so they are well combined.
- Then add the vanilla extract and stir in.
- Add the flour and baking powder into the mixture and stir in until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Divide the mixture into the cupcake cases evenly.
- Bake the cupcakes for 20-25 minutes until golden and firm on top.
- Transfer the cupcakes onto a wire rack so they can cool.
- TO MAKE THE ICING: Using an electric whisk or mixer, put the icing sugar and the butter into a large bowl and beat thoroughly until well combined and smooth. If the buttercream looks too thick and dry add a little bit of milk to soften the mixture.
- If you want your buttercream to be white rather than yellow-ish, beat on a really high setting to achieve that whipped cream colour.
- Depending on what colour you want your buttercream to be, stir in a few drops of food colouring making sure that the colouring is fully incorporated into the buttercream.
- Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag with whatever nozzle you would like to use and twist the end of the piping bag to seal the buttercream in.
- Pipe your icing onto each cupcake and there you go!
Songs I Listened To Whilst Baking:
- Daddy Issues – The Neighbourhood
- Jackie and Wilson – Hozier
- I Miss You – Adele
- On My Mind – Disciples
- Back To You – Louis Tomlinson ft. Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals
- Slow Hands – Niall Horan
- New Rules – Dua Lipa
- Sign Of The Times – Harry Styles
- Firefly – Mura Masa ft NAO