Tamara Jane's Recipe - Vanilla Cupcakes and Frosting - 15 May
200g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
165g castor sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180degC. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper
Sift together the flour and baking powder and set aside.
In a large bowl beat the butter for 1-2 minutes until creamy.
Beat in the sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Add
the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each
Beat in the vanilla.
Add half the flour mixture and half the milk to the butter, then the remaining flour and milk. Beat briefly until smooth on low speed.
Divide the mix between the 12 wells.
Bake approximately 18 minutes until lightly browned and the cupcake springs back when gently pushed.
Allow to cool, and ice with vanilla frosting or other flavour choice.
115g unsalted butter
4 cups icing sugar (approx 500g)
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Beat butter until soft - about 2 minutes. Add half the icing sugar and all the milk. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy. Add the remaining icing sugar and vanilla. If the frosting is stiff add a little more milk.
Spread or pipe on to cooled cupcakes and decorate as desired.