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Vanilla Cupcakes

The perfect vanilla cupcakes for birthdays, celebrations and rainy days!

Serves 12
Ready in 35 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 20 mins
156 calories per serving


> 1 stick unsalted butter
> ½ cup sugar
> 1 tbsp vanilla sugar or 1 tsp vanilla extract
> 2 eggs
> 3 tbsp skim milk
> 1 cup self-rising flour
> Whipped cream, for decorating
> Sprinkles, for decorating


Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Line a standard cupcake tin with cupcake papers.
Using a hand mixer, cream butter, sugar and vanilla sugar until well combined, about 4 min.
Add the eggs one at a time and beat until combined.
Gently warm the milk. Fold the self-raising flour into the sugar mixture until just incorporated. Add the warm milk and fold to combine.
Use 2 spoons to insert the batter into the cavities of the cupcake tin. Place in the center rack of the oven for 20 min., or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and leave in the pan to cool for 5 min. Place on a cooling rack and cool for at least 2 hours.
Decorate with whipped cream and sprinkles.

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