Friday, 8 February 2013

Vanilla cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes coated with royal icing are perfect with tea or coffee. This time in heart shape version - maybe Valentine's day dessert ? Very easy to make and loved by everybody. The recipe comes form this website.

Ingredients for 12 standard size or 6 heart shaped cupcakes:
  • 125g self - rising flour
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 200C. Slightly grease muffin tin holes.

Put all ingredients into an electric mixer bowl and beat until smooth.
Spoon the batter into muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes until well risen and spongy.
Leave in a baking tin for a few minutes then transfer to the wire rack to cool down.
 Prepare the icing.

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Put all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk the with a spoon until smooth and thick.

Ready icing spread evenly over each cupcake and set aside to set. You may need to trim a little the cupcakes before decorating.

 Enjoy !

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