I’d been making a fancy complicated recipe and was never quite happy with it, my red velvets are always spot on, but vanilla flavour was never light and fluffy. Who’d have thought the simplest recipe was the best and also super easy to do with Amber. Trying to remember what order and what I have and haven’t put in of other recipes ends up stressing me out, this I can pretty much let Amber do it all!
This recipe is my mum’s fail safe;
- 4 ounces caster sugar
- 4 ounces butter/marg
- 2 eggs
- Dash of milk
- 4 ounces self raising flour
- Smidge of baking powder
- Vanilla essence
Cream the butter and caster sugar, then add eggs, milk, flour and baking powder, lastly the vanilla essence.
This makes 12 cupcakes, bake at 170 for about 20 minutes. We then decorated with buttercrean icing; unsalted butter, dash of milk and icing sugar until it looks and tastes right, adding vanilla essence if you like.
The whisks then need licking clean…