Friday, July 29, 2011

Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

Every Monday after dinner, my family would ask me "gonna cook anything for desserts tonight?"

I don't know how or when it started but every Monday night I or one of my sisters would make something sweet for after dinner! It has become like a weekly routine and when we don't get our sugar fix, we would all be moody and a bit crazy for the rest of the week hehe

Most people dread Mondays as it marks the beginning of a new work week, perhaps too long of a work week for many people. Somehow through the many sweet and delicious desserts we have on Monday nights, the work week doesn't feel so long anymore, and the weekend is always just around the corner!!

I think I'm starting to love Mondays hehe

I made these Vanilla Cupcakes last Monday week, mmmm....they were so light and fluffy and soooooo delicious! and they are sooo easy and simple to make!!!

Here is the recipe :

For the cupcakes,
120g unsalted butter, soften
2/3 cups of caster sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 and 1/4 cups of self raising flour
1/2 cup of milk

For the icing:
1 and 1/4 cup of icing sugar
1 tsp of melted butter
1 to 2 tbsp of boiling water
sprinkles of your choice

What to do:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius (160 degrees for fan forced)
  2. Put the butter, sugar and vanilla into a large bowl and beat with electric beater until mixture is pale and creamy.
  3. Add one egg to the mixture at a time and beat on low until combined.
  4. Sift about half the flour over the mixture, and beat on very low speed until just combined.
  5. Add half the milk and beat until just combined. Repeat the process with the remaining flour and milk. Remember not to overbeat the mixture or you'll won't have light and fluffy cupcakes!
  6. Evenly divide the mixture into 12 cupcake cases which are sitting inside a muffin tray (about 1/4 cup of mix per cupcake case).
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes until the cupcakes are light and golden. Poke a skewer into the centre of the cupcake and if it comes out clean, it is ready! I always check the cupcakes at about 12 minutes in the oven to make sure they don't over cook, overcooked cupcakes can be very dry!!
  8. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for a few minutes and then transfer them to a wiring rack to cool completely.
  9. To make the icing, mix all the icing ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. 
  10. Spread the desire amount of icing onto each cupcake and sprinkle away!!!!

Mmmmmm cute and so delicious!! I don't think I have ever met anyone who doesn't like cupcakes of some kind : ) If you don't like cupcakes...well I think you're in the wrong blog!!! hehe just kidding..... : p your always welcome on my blog!!!

Happy eating!
Fat Pom Pom