Friday, April 22, 2011

Vanilla Cupcakes for an Egg-cellent Easter

Hey, it's Easter - I'm allowed to throw in a little cheesyness ;)
Last night I whipped up these little beauties for our little Good Friday dinner. 

They might look like your run of the mill vanilla cupcakes, 
but I'm pleased to say this may just be the Best Vanilla Cupcake recipe ever.
It's a bit of a frankenstein recipe - pulling bits and pieces of recipes together to create the ultimate one!
But rest assured, you'll have 12 yummy cupcakes by the end of the process.

BEST EVER Vanilla Cupcakes 
recipe by ksayerphotography
Makes 12

125g Butter, softened 
2/3C + 2 tbsp Sugar
2 Eggs 
1/2C Milk 
1/2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/3C Plain Flour 
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt

Preheat oven to 160*C (320*F).
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
Add in eggs one at a time, beating for a minute after each egg. (Don't worry if your mix looks slightly curdled, it'll come together - I promise!)
In a bowl combine milk and vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. 
With a mixer on low speed, alternatively add the flour and milk mixtures until all is combined. 
Beat for a further 3 minutes on high.

Divide into lined cupcake pans and bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on wire racks.

Though, if you do make this recipe - you may want to double it... or triple it... or quadruple it.
The cupcakes will vanish in a flash!

I frosted the cupcakes in a basic buttercream and then topped them with some candy coated easter eggs and sprinkles and there you have it - simple easter cupcakes :) 

So tell me,
Do you have any special Easter traditions?


  1. those look cute! happy easter kristy!

  2. Aww they're so cute Kristy! Love the eggs on top too :D

  3. Happy Easter! Your cupcakes look so pretty :D I was planning on making easter cupcakes too but I didn't get around to it :( I love your cupcake cases! :D

  4. Suze - Thanks! You too :)
    Lorraine - I looked all over the place for the multi coloured mini eggs and couldn't find them anywhere so I had to settle on these ones, but I actually like how they turned out too! Of course when I went to the shops yesterday they had completely restocked the mini eggs, hadn't they :P
    Von - You can always have belated Easter cupcakes?! Any excuse for cupcakes - right? :P

  5. They look so dainty and so Easter-usque!
    Happy Easter!

  6. Thank you :)
    Happy Easter, Malou!

  7. Wow Kristy it looks so professional! I love any cupcake so I'd love to try the best :)

  8. Awwwh, thanks Allie! You should try out this recipe - it's really yum!