Cupcakes are one of my favourite things to bake and over the last few years I have made some YouTube videos which feature cupcakes with different decorating techniques. A few of you have been asking for the recipe that I use to create my vanilla cupcakes, so I thought I would put a video together and share with you with the recipe and how I make them. These cupcakes are so easy to make with just 6 ingredients and I just love their light and fluffy texture.

As you can see from the photo below when you break into one of the cupcakes they have this light yellow, golden colour with a really light and fluffy texture. In this video I use vanilla essence to flavour the cupcakes, but you can substitute this for any flavouring and the recipe will still work perfectly. Also in the video I mention that you can also use this recipe to make chocolate cakes. If you substitute 20g of the self raising flour for 20g of cocoa powder and take out the vanilla flavouring you have a deliciously moreish chocolate sponge cupcake.

So the ingredients you will need to make 12 vanilla cupcakes is:
7oz/ 200g – Self Raising Flour
7oz/ 200g – Butter
7oz/ 200g – Caster Sugar
2 eggs
1tbsp – Vanilla Essence / Flavouring
2tbsp – Milk

I then finished off my cupcakes with a swirl of light pink buttercream and these really pretty pastel ball sprinkles from scrumptious from the ice pink mix (here is a link to the Scrumptious pink mix), which if you read my last post were some of the sprinkles I brought at the Cake and Bake show a few weeks ago. If you would like to know how I made the vanilla buttercream in this video then I have another video explaining the ingredients and how I made it (which can be viewed here – vanilla Buttercream).

I really hope you enjoy this video and find it helpful in your own baking.