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Basic Cupcake Recipe

Updated: Aug 24, 2023


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Ah the classic cupcake - an instant crowd pleaser, and one of the essentials to master on your baking journey! Here, our talented friend Sarah at @bake.works talks us through a basic cupcake recipe you'll master in no time.


Whether you're baking for a birthday party, a charity event, a wedding treat table or simply for the fun of it, this easy recipe is a great place to start.


Pssst... you can watch Sarah make these cupcakes herself over on Youtube - just click here!

Basic Cupcake Recipe - what you need:


For the cupcakes, you'll need...

  • 200g unsalted butter, softened

  • 200g caster sugar

  • 3 medium free range eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 200g self-raising flour

  • 2-3 tbsp milk

And for the buttercream, you'll need...


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Instructions:


The day before you make your buttercream, combine 1kg of icing sugar with one sachet of our Ultra Concentrated Flavoured Icing Sugar (choose your flavour!). Transfer the sugar into a large ziplock bag to let the flavour develop!


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 160°C (fan).

  2. Line a 12-hole cupcake tin with paper cases.

  3. Put the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric whisk (or by hand with a wooden spoon) for 2-3 mins until pale and fluffy.

  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  5. Add the vanilla extract and beat briefly to combine.

  6. Gently fold in the flour and just enough milk to make a smooth batter that drops easily off the spoon.

  7. Divide the batter between the cases, then bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

  8. While they're cooling, make your buttercream! Beat 500g of room temperature butter in a large bowl until pale (approx. 5 min). Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.

  9. Add the remaining icing sugar and 1-2 tablespoons of milk. Beat the mixture until creamy and smooth.

  10. Once everything is combined, mix on the lowest mixer setting for about 5 min to remove air bubbles.

  11. Transfer the buttercream into a piping bag and swirl the icing over the cooled cupcakes. Decorate with fruit, sprinkles, or any other edible decorations, and serve!

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Thanks so much to Sarah for sharing this basic cupcake recipe with us. Now it's over to you!


Credit for all images, recipe and instructions goes to Sarah at @bake.works.

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