Velvety Vanilla Cupcakes

"Easy and moist vanilla cupcakes, delicious soft vanilla buttercream decorated with sprinkles."
-- @aspoonofvanilla
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 12

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For the Cupcakes


  • 175 gram Unsalted Butter
  • 175 gallon Caster Sugar
  • 175 gallon Self-Raising Flour
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

For the Buttercream


  • 600 gram Icing Sugar
  • 300 gram Unsalted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Sprinkles

To Make the Cupcakes


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180C/160 Fan. Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners and leave to one side.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

  • Step 3

    Add in the flour, eggs, baking powder and vanilla and whisk until all combined.

  • Step 4

    Spoon the mixture into the cupcake liners. I use a small ice cream scoop to do this so I know that they are all even

  • Step 5

    Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. You will know the cupcakes are ready when they are golden brown and springy to touch.

To Make the Buttercream

  • Step 1

    While the cupcakes are cooling make the buttercream.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl add the butter, icing sugar and vanilla and mix until it is all combined.

  • Step 3

    Spoon the mixture into your piping bag and pipe swirls on top. Finish with a spoonful of sprinkles on top

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