1½ cups (375 ml) cake flour
1 cup (250 ml) sugar
2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
a pinch of salt
125g softened butter
5ml Vanilla Essence/Extract
½ cup (125 ml) of milk
Preheat oven to 175 degrees centigrade.
Grease a muffin tray, or use paper muffin cases.
Place all the ingredients in a bowl – yes, that’s right, all of them!
Beat for 3 minutes on high.
Spoon into the muffin cases.
Bake for 25 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
Allow to cool*
Makes 12 muffin sized cupcakes
*As soon as you take the cakes out of the oven, place them onto cooling racks, if you leave them in the muffin tins to cool the paper cases tend to come away from the sides of the cake.
1/2 cup Icing Sugar
1 Tbsp water
Sift the icing sugar into and bowl and mix in the water
Now my icing skills leave a lot to be desired, so I just drizzle zig-zag lines over the cakes…works for me! If you want to ice them completely then you need to make more icing.