Carly's Blog

I really enjoy spending my free time baking so I thought I'd set up a blog dedicated to just that :)

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Valentines Day Cupcakes

For the vanilla cupcakes:
190g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
60g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
90ml milk

For the frosting:
90g butter, softened
175g icing sugar
1 tbsp milk
3 drops vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 180'c/Gas Mark 4 and line a 6 hole muffin pan with cupcake liners. 

Sift together the flour and baking powder then in a seperate bowl mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition, then beat in the vanilla.  Using a large metal spoon fold in the flour mixture then the milk.

Fill each baking cup with the batter and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch.  Leave the cupcakes in the tins for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the frosting beat the butter until light and fluffy, then stir in the icing sugar and beat until smooth, adding the milk and vanilla extract.

I made my own decorations by rolling coloured icing and cutting out the love hearts and letters with cutters, then leaving to dry out.

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