Friday, 6 March 2015

Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcakes

Today I made some cupcakes, they don't look that amazing but they tasted fantastic which is why I chose to share this recipe. 
It was just a basic vanilla sponge with a strawberry flavoured frosting.

For the cupcakes
120 grams of plain white flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
A pinch of salt
120 ml milk (I used semi-skinned)
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
40 grams butter (unsalted)
140 grams caster sugar

For the buttercream
125 grams icing sugar
A dash of strawberry flavouring
100 grams of butter
Pink food colouring
10 mls of milk (semi-skimmed

Step one - I preheated the oven to 190 degrees, i then lined my cupcake tin with the cases. You can use plain white ones or patterned completely up to you.
Step two - I then mixed the sugar, butter, flour, baking powder and salt on a low speed using a electric whisk.
Step three - I placed the egg in a jug and whisked it with a folk, then added the milk and vanilla essence.
Step four - Pour about half of your liquid into the dry ingredents then mixed on a medium speed, when they are all combined i then added the second half of the mixture.
Step five - Now spoon the mixture into your paper cases i used an ice cream scoop which was perfect for ensure i didn't over or under fill the cases. Best to fill them until half full.
Step six - Place the tray into the oven for 18-20 minutes or until they have risen and springy to touch. When they are done place them on a wire rack until they cool.
Step seven - when they are completely cool mix the butter icing sugar, flavouring and colouring until fully combined. Then pipe onto the cupcakes.

If you decide to follow this recipe i would love it if you could sho me some feedback and see your pictures.
Thanks for reading

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