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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.


4 comments on “The Ultimate Classic Cupcake

  1. itsybitsybrianna
    May 2, 2011

    these are so so sooo pretty
    stop by and say hi

  2. Karen Gentry
    February 29, 2012

    Beautiful!!! Can’t wait to try!

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