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The Best Vanilla Cupcakes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

For the Icing

  • 500 g Icing Sugar
  • 160 g Unsalted Butter
  • 50 ml Milk whole or gold top
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Paste/Extract

Instructions

For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat your oven to 180°c (160°c for fan-assisted oven or Gas Mark 4) and line a muffin tray(s) with 18 cupcake cases.
  • In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar, flour and baking powder together until it resembles bread crumbs.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, milk and vanilla. Add half the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Continue to gradually add the rest of the wet ingredients to create a batter.
  • Add the sour cream right at the end, mixing to combine, before spooning the batter into your prepared cupcake cases, filling to 3/4 full.
  • Bake for around 20 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Once cool enough to touch, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Icing

  • Mix the butter and icing sugar together, gradually adding the milk and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Spread or pipe the icing on top of the cupcakes.
  • Top with sprinkles of your choice to finish.