Cute Lil Cupcakes

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!)

METHOD

  • 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!

Simplicity: ✿✿✿✿/5

Taste: ✿✿✿✿✿/5

Enjoyability ✿✿✿✿/5

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

 

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