3 August 2014

The Cupcake Stall Cupcakes

Today I want to share with you the cupcake recipe that gave this blog the name of "The Cupcake Stall". There is a long story that goes with this recipe, and I'm sure one day you will hear it.

To make these cupcakes, you will need:

- 4oz butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons vanilla essence
- 7oz plain flour
- 5oz sugar
- 120mL milk
- Pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder

1. Preheat the oven to 180⁰C, 356⁰F, or Gas Mark 4.

2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the butter, eggs, vanilla essence, flour, sugar, milk, salt and baking powder. You are supposed to do this with an electric whisk, but a balloon whisk or a spoon will work just as well.

3. Line a cupcake tray with cupcake cases. Spoon the batter evenly into the cases. Bake for 15 minutes or until you can stick a knife into the cakes and it comes out clean. Transfer the cakes onto a wire cooling rack.

In the way of decorating the cakes, you can mix together icing sugar and food colouring to make icing, and decorate with sprinkles or sweets. I have given you the original recipe here, but for something different, add blueberries or chocolate chips into the batter, or use a different essence (e.g. lemon or orange) instead of vanilla.

Here are some of the cupcakes I made with this recipe

If you make these cupcakes, send me a picture with using #cupcakestallbaking on Instagram or Twitter. I would love to see what you make!