Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing

By Yvette Litkie, added 18 January 2011

Difficulty Easy This recipe isKid Friendly Serves 24 cupcakes RecipePrep time20 minutes RecipeCooking Time 20 minutes

  • Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing

Light, fluffy vanilla cupcakes with melt in the mouth butter icing. Add sprinkles and decorative flowers to make them just a little bit fancy!

Recipe Rating: 5

Ingredients

Cupcakes:
150g butter, softened
1 1/2 cups Chelsea Caster Sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 1/4 cups milk

Buttercream Icing:
100g butter, softened
1 1/2 cups Chelsea Icing Sugar
2-3 drops vanilla essence
1-2 Tbsp milk
Raspberries, sugar flowers or sprinkles to decorate.

Method

Cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 190°C or 170°C fan-forced.
Beat butter with an electric mixer until smooth, add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Add the sifted flour, milk and vanilla, beat until smooth.
Place paper baking cases in a cupcake tin, spoon in mixture until they are about 2/3 full (don’t overfill or they will form peaks). This recipe makes 24 cupcakes so you might need to do this in two batches. Bake for 20 minutes until golden or until they spring back when lightly pressed.
Turn out onto a wire rack to cool while you prepare the icing.

Buttercream Icing:
Beat the butter until it is pale and fluffy. Sift in the icing sugar, add the vanilla essence and milk until you have a light, fluffy mixture. Add extra milk if you need a softer consistency. Spread or pipe icing over cupcakes and top with decorations as desired.

Makes: 24 cupcakes

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Overall rating

Recipe Rating: 5

5 ratings, 674 people added this to their Favourite Recipes.

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  • 5

    I really love the butter icing it really gives the cupcakes some sweetness.

  • 5

    Made these for morning tea at work.Delicious cupcakes,they went quickly.

  • 5

    A-MAY-ZING OMG THEY WERE DELICOUS

  • 5

    The yummiest cupcake so far :) i love baking with Chealsea, she's like the friend i never had, but was always there but didn't know it till now :-) Thank you soooooo much Chealsea.

  • 5

    Light and fluffy, and a good amount of cupcakes.

  • 5

    Love this recipe, so easy to make! Cupcakes are so light and fluffy. I also made these using the Chelsea Berry Icing Sugar and they were delicious!

  • 5

    Light and fluffy, children love it :)

  • 5

    Awesome recipe. Made these with my seven year old and was a hit with the kids and the adults. So light and fluffy. Simply delish

  • 5

    I wish I had this in the morning my cupcakes were a disaster. I did not take them in the end.

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  • 5

    Beautiful, they freeze well too. The buttercream is amazing!

  • 5

    All I can say is wow!! So easy to make even my 5 year old grand daughter helped make these. These would have to be the nicest cupcakes I have tasted in a while.

  • 5

  • 5

    So light and fluffy! Everyone loved them!

  • 5

    Really nice cupcakes! I put Pascall Jet Planes in them, so good!

  • 5

    Yum, definitely one of my favorites :) <3