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Classic English Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Date - 21st August 2016 / Author - Billie / Category - Cupcakes, Recipes

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Any kind of cupcake is good isn’t it? I would take pretty much any flavour of cupcake.

Sometimes though, you can’t do any better than a really well baked Classic English Vanilla Cupcake. Simple but sublime.

There are no complicated, hard-to-find ingredients, just good old butter, sugar, flour and eggs… and some vanilla. A Victoria Sponge in cupcake form.

Top it off with a light vanilla buttercream swirl and it’s pretty much heaven, if you’ve got a thang for cake, which I do, and seeing as you’re here, I guess you do too. Fist bump.

 

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At the time of making this tutorial, I had just bought the most pretty, new bakeware. Look at my bowl(!) and my scales, sometimes I just look at them for fun. The scales come in pink too and I used every fibre of my being to not add the pink to my basket. I have too much pink and needed to class it up a bit with a soft blue.

 

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This is my beautiful blue bowl and it has ‘Good Things Come To Those Who Bake’ embossed into it, I also bought this slightly smaller yellow bowl which has ‘Bake Me Happy’ embossed onto it. And these are my scales in blue and the same ones in pink. Gorgeous lovely things. This was the most excited I’d been for a parcel in a long time!

I also treated myself to a new hand mixer because my other one was getting a bit tired. I went for this Breville hand mixer. In pink. What?! I went for blue and yellow everything else, I can have this in pink! The colour is actually called Strawberry Cream, which it utterly irresistible.

Below is my Classic English Vanilla Cupcake Recipe and you can find my buttercream recipe here and my tutorial to pipe a buttercream swirl here.

 

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Before we start, I have to let you in on the best tip ever for baking cupcakes. Bake all cupcakes at 140C! Yes, they take a bit longer to bake but it’s so worth it when they come out with lovely, even flat tops.

 

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Classic English Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 plus a spare 1 for you to scoff 10 minutes
Cook Time
23 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 plus a spare 1 for you to scoff 10 minutes
Cook Time
23 minutes
Classic English Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 plus a spare 1 for you to scoff 10 minutes
Cook Time
23 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 plus a spare 1 for you to scoff 10 minutes
Cook Time
23 minutes
Ingredients
  • 200 g butter (room temperature)
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 200 g self raising flour
  • 4 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 140C fan. Line a cupcake tin with 12 cupcake cases. This mix will actually make 13-14 cupcakes depending on how much you fill each case up.
  2. Beat your butter and sugar together until it's light and pale in colour.
  3. Add your flour, eggs and vanilla and mix until just incorporated. I don't sift my flour. If there is too much air in the cupcakes, they can shrink away from the cases as they cool.
  4. Scrape your bowl and ensure there aren't any unmixed ingredients. Give it one last mix for a short time.
  5. Use an ice cream scoop to fill each case. I use one heaped scoop per case.
  6. Bake in your preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Mine took 23 minutes. Test if your cupcakes are cooked by pressing the tops lightly. If the cakes spring back they are ready to come out of the oven.
  7. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then remove the cupcakes and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
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This is my ice cream scoop that I use to measure out my cupcakes. It helps me keep them nice and even, and is much cleaner than using two spoons!

My cupcake tin is this one here.

 

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Please let me know how you get on if you try these cupcakes and don’t forget to check out the buttercream recipe!

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Billie xx

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