This recipe provides instructions for making cupcakes with buttercream frosting. The recipe specifies the required ingredients and steps to be followed to create the cupcakes. The instructions include a step-by-step guide, including preheating the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and filling a 12-cupcake tray with cases.
Ingredient List To make the cupcakes, the recipe calls for 110g of softened butter, 110g of golden caster sugar, 2 large eggs, ½ tsp of vanilla extract, and 110g of self-raising flour. For the buttercream, 150g of softened butter, 300g of icing sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 3 tbsp of milk, and food colouring paste of your choice, which is optional, are required.
Method To create the cupcakes, begin by beating 110g of softened butter and 110g of golden caster sugar with an electric whisk until the mixture is pale and fluffy. Afterward, add two large eggs, one at a time, and scrape down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Add ½ tsp of vanilla extract, 110g of self-raising flour, and a pinch of salt. Whisk the mixture until it is just combined, then spoon it into the cupcake cases. Bake the cupcakes for 15 minutes at 180C/160C fan/gas 4 until they are golden brown, and a skewer inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean. Finally, leave the cupcakes to cool entirely on a wire rack.
For the buttercream, whisk 150g of softened butter until it is super soft. Add 300g of icing sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Whisk the mixture together until it is smooth, starting slowly to avoid an icing sugar cloud, then beat in 3 tbsp of milk. If desired, stir in the food colouring paste to add colour to the buttercream. Spoon or pipe the buttercream onto the cooled cupcakes.
Conclusion This recipe is a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide to creating cupcakes with buttercream frosting. The recipe specifies the necessary ingredients and steps, ensuring that even inexperienced bakers can make delicious cupcakes. By following the recipe’s instructions, bakers can create perfectly fluffy and sweet cupcakes that are sure to delight their taste buds.