Delicious Cupcake Recipe to Wow Your Guests - Blondies Bakes

Delicious Cupcake Recipe to Wow Your Guests

Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

Looking to impress your guests with some amazing cupcakes? Look no further! No matter your skill level, this easy to follow recipe guides you through a mouth-watering cupcake recipe that will leave everyone wanting more.

Recipe overview

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 18-20 minutes
Effort: Minimal
Serves: Makes 12 cupcakes


  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2tbsp whole milk

For the icing:

  • 200g icing sugar, sifted
  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-2 tbsp whole milk
  • Optional: Food colouring, sprinkles, or other decorations


  • Cupcake tray
  • Paper cupcake liners
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer (or whisk)
  • Piping bag and tips (for frosting)

Method - cupcake base 

  • Preheat oven to 160°C (320°F) and line your cupcake tray with cupcake paper cases (not muffin cases).
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This should take about 3-4 minutes with an electric mixer.
  • Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and stir in the vanilla extract before slowly adding to the butter mixture.  
  • Gradually add the flour to the creamed mixture, along with a splash of milk, and fold until combined. The mix should fall easily off a spoon. 
  • Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling each about half full to ensure a perfect rise.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before icing.

Method - icing

  • For the icing, beat the butter until smooth and then slowly add the icing sugar. A splash of milk can be added as required until you reach a creamy, spreadable consistency. Add food colouring if desired.
  • Decorate your cupcakes using a piping bag and a star tip. Apply icing using a swirl motion starting in the centre and working outwards.
  • Add sprinkles for that extra special touch.

Chef’s Note:

  • Feel the batter; it should be smooth and silky. If it's too thick, add a splash more milk. The batter's consistency is key for light, airy cupcakes.

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