Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla frosting topped with strawberry

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla frosting topped with strawberry

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So basically when I made my aunts 60th cake this is what I made with the leftover batter and icing. If you want to make loads of them then here’s the recipe! 😀 I love how classic they turned out. Probably the poshest cupcakes I have ever made!

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Ingredients

2 +3/4 cups of flour

1/2 cup of self raising flour

1 tbsp baking powder

pinch of salt

8 oz margarine

2 + 1/4 cups of sugar

3 large eggs

1 cup of milk

1+1/2 tbsp vanilla extract

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Method

Sieve the flours, baking powder, salt and sugar together, mix in the margarine, then add in the eggs1 at a time, beating well after each one, gradually add in the milk and beat until you have a thick batter.

Lastly add in the vanilla, I personally keep adding until I like how it tastes.

Then put about 2 tbsps of batter into each cupcake case- I use muffin tins and cases so that there is plenty of room for the bottom layer of frosting.

Bake at 180ª until they are golden, springy and a toothpick comes out clean.

When baked leave to cool completely until frosting them.

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Vanilla Frosting

Ingredients

500g icing sugar

160g unsalted butter

50ml cream

1tsp vanilla extract

half strawberries to decorate

Blend icing sugar and butter until combined, then add the cream slowly (make sure it’s not too wet) and lastly the vanilla.

Beat for 5-10 minutes until light and fluffy but firm enough that it will stay on your cake or cupcake!

Pop into your icing bag and frost each cupcake, then top with half a strawberry on each with the stalk left on.

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