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The Ultimate Classic Cupcake

Classic Cupcakes

After featuring these beauties on the Easter Baking Bonanza post last week I decided they warranted a whole post of their own as they truly are divine and I love to make them whenever possible.

Over the past year I have experimented with handfuls of recipes for the “classic cupcake” and in the end I botched a few of them together and came up with the following one, which never fails to produce.

Recipe – The Ultimate Classic Cupcake (vanilla sponge with jam and buttercream)

2 eggs, weighed in their shells
The same weight as the eggs in unsalted butter, golden caster sugar and self-raising flour
1tsp vanilla extract
100g icing sugar
50g unsalted butter (this is for the buttercream)
Strawberry jam

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a muffin tray with 9 paper cases
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating continuously. Add the vanilla.
  • Sift in the flour and fold in gently until fully combined
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases and bake in the oven for approx 10-15 minutes until a light golden brown (it is best to keep a close eye on them)
  • Remove from tray and allow to cool fully on a wire rack
  • Beat icing sugar and butter together to form the buttercream (do not over beat as it will go too thin) and place in the fridge for a few minutes whilst topping the cupcakes with a teaspoon of jam.
  • Top each cupcake with a good helping of buttercream (I like to use a piping bag to do this but you could just put a spoonful on top and smooth it down) and decorate however you like!

And there you have it. Delicious every time.

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4 comments on “The Ultimate Classic Cupcake

  1. itsybitsybrianna
    May 2, 2011

    these are so so sooo pretty
    xoxo
    bB
    stop by and say hi
    http://www.itsybitsybrianna.wordpress.com

  2. Karen Gentry
    February 29, 2012

    Beautiful!!! Can’t wait to try!

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