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Basic cupcakes

We’ve used natural vanilla extract in this recipe, but you can add your own twist, such as cocoa or lemon

15 JULY 2008
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Ingredients (Makes 12)
  • 100g/4oz softened butter or margarine
  • 100g/4oz caster sugar
  • 2 medium size eggs
  • 2-3 drops Dr Oetker natural vanilla extract
  • 75g/3oz self-raising flour, sieved
Preheat the oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas 4, and line a 12-hole cupcake tin with paper cake cases.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in the eggs and the vanilla extract. If the mixture starts to curdle, add a little flour. Fold in the remaining flour with a metal spoon.

Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the paper cake cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch.

Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

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