Vanilla vanilla cupcakes

I’m not going to say that these were a disaster because they tasted unreal-BUT I did manage to find myself without my piping bags and my favourite nozzles! I had to make do with freezer bags 😦

The Cupcake batter:

2 and 3/4 cups of flour

1/2 a cup of self raising flour

1 Tablespoon of baking powder

1 Teaspoon of Salt

8 ounces of unsalted butter

2 and 1/4 cups of sugar

3 large eggs and 1 egg white

1 cup of milk

1 and 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla extract (vanilla essence will also do)

Method:

Sieve all dry ingredients together, then add butter and whisk to a pastry like texture, then slowly add in the wet ingredients until there are no lumps and the mixture is thick and creamy.  Then bake in oven at 180˚ until they are golden on top, time depends on how much batter is used in each cupcake!

The frosting:

60g of unsalted butter

50g of icing sugar

a dash of vanilla extract

blend together and pipe onto the cupcakes once they’ve cooled.

Sprinkle with chocolate strands that look like vanilla!

 

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