Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

  • Preparation time

    15 mins
  • Cook time

    20 mins
  • Serves 12

These vanilla cupcakes are the perfect basic recipe that will have everybody asking for more.


  • Butter, softened - 125 g
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Caster sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Eggs - 2
  • Plain flour - 1 cup
  • Baking powder - 2 tsp
  • Milk - 1/4 cup


  1. Preheat oven to 180° (160°C fan-forced). Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

  2. Cream butter, vanilla essence and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  4. Sift flour and baking powder together. Fold into creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Spoon mixture evenly into the prepared tin.

  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cakes spring back when lightly touched. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Tip: To add a fresh element, decorate with fresh fruit such as berries or kiwifruit, or whatever is in season.

PER SERVE Energy 705Kj • Protein 3g • Total Fat 10g • Saturated Fat 6g • Carbohydrates 18g • Sugars 10g • Sodium 138mg

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.