25 Jan Vashnee's Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry icing
200g caster sugar
4 medium eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
200g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 180°C
Beat sugar and butter until light n fluffy
Add vanilla essence and mix in
Beat in 2 eggs, mix well
Add half of the flour and mix
Add remaining 2 eggs and mix well
Finally add remaining flour and baking powder and mix till nicely incorporated.
Spoon batter into lined muffin tin and bake for approx 15-25 mins, reach slightly golden brown stage.
Strawberry Buttercream icing
½ cup Butter
Pinch of salt
3 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon strawberry essence
Few drops pink gel colour
Mix butter, icing sugar and salt until smooth and creamy
Add more icing sugar to reach desired consistency
Colour to your liking.
Prepared, tried and tested by: Vashnee Chinnah