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​Simple Vanilla Cupcake Recipe - Perfect for Festive Fun!

​Simple Vanilla Cupcake Recipe - Perfect for Festive Fun!

Posted by Nicole Tait on 2nd Jun 2023

Looking to add a delectable touch to your festive celebrations? Look no further than this simple yet scrumptious vanilla cupcake recipe, perfectly paired with the Edible Image Supplies DIY Decorator's Delight Bundle. With the holiday season upon us, these delightful cupcakes serve as an ideal canvas for your Christmas-themed edible toppers. Get ready to indulge in the sweet flavours of the season with this delightful treat that will surely delight both young and old alike.

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For an extra special touch, consider using More Cuppies high-quality foil and parchment cupcake cases to elevate your cupcakes. These beautifully designed cupcake cases not only add a touch of elegance to your treats but also ensure your cupcakes bake evenly and look picture-perfect. With a variety of colours to choose from, you can match them to any occasion.

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Simple Vanilla Cupcake Recipe


For the Cupcakes:

- 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

- 1 cup granulated sugar

- 2 large eggs

- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

- 1/2 cup whole milk

For the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

- 4 cups confectioners' sugar (powdered/icing sugar)

- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

- 2-3 tablespoons whole milk

- Food colouring (optional)


For the Cupcakes:

1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a cupcake tin with paper liners. We recommend using More Cuppies for excellent results that look fabulous

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. This should take about 2-3 minutes.

3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

4. Gradually add the self-raising flour, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the flour. Mix until just combined; be careful not to over-mix.

5. Using an ice cream scoop or a spoon, fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full with the cupcake batter.

6. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.

7. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy and smooth.

2. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.

3. Stir in the vanilla extract.

4. Add 2-3 tablespoons of whole milk to achieve your desired frosting consistency. You can adjust the milk as needed.

5. If desired, add *food colouring to the frosting and mix until the colour is evenly distributed. *Try our Artisan Accents Colour Gels

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1. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, pipe or spread the vanilla buttercream frosting on top.

2. Add creative toppers you or your kids have made with the Edible Image Supplies DIY Decorator's Delight Bundle! You can also add sprinkles and other edible decorations like More Glow edible glitter.

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Enjoy baking, creating, sharing and eating these magic creations!