Vanilla Cupcakes

If you haven’t heard of Sweet and Simple Bakes, do check it out. Maria and Rosie have started a baking blog for amateur bakers about a year ago. I’ve tried to take part in almost all their bakes, and they’ve all been amazing.

This month’s bake was no different. I tried them this afternoon and they were all gone in about 2 hours. My daughter and her friends thought they were awesome and literally couldn’t stop eating them!


Vanilla Cupcakes
(recipe from Sweet and Simple Bakes)

Supposed to make 12, but I got about 9

6 oz Self-Raising Flour
6 oz Butter, softened
6 oz Caster Sugar
3 large Eggs
2 tbsp Milk
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

For the Buttercream Icing:
5 oz Butter, softened
11 oz Icing Sugar
1 tbsp Milk
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

Preheat the oven to 180 deg C.

Mix together the flour, baking powder and caster sugar. Add the butter, eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Spoon the mixture into paper-case lined muffin pans. Bake for about 20 minutes. Leave to cool for 5 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Meanwhile make the buttercream. Beat the butter until soft. Add the icing sugar and combine. Add the vanilla and milk and beat well until light and fluffy. You could add food coloring too if you’d like colorful cupcakes.

Spread the buttercream onto the cupcakes. Decorate as you wish. I used Gems (an Indian equivalent of M&Ms).


Thanks, Maria and Rosie. This is something I’ve already made 3 times this month, and will definitely make again!

46 Comments Add yours

  1. Superchef says:

    ohhh…you are tempting me soo much!!!!! such delicious looking cupcakes!

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  2. Prathibha says:

    wow lovely cakes..looking yummy lol..

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  3. Asha says:

    YUMMY! Love the M and M’s! πŸ™‚

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  4. Mariaβ™₯ says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! These are definitely a keeper and so quick and easy to make.

    Thanks for taking part and hope you will be joining us again in our next bake.

    Maria
    x

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  5. Curry Leaf says:

    Love the cupcakes.they look too good even without frosting.Love the frosting especially with Gems

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  6. Arundathi, I guess your cupcakes grew out of their shells they look soft, gotta peek in their blog and post some recipes too…

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  7. Lavanya says:

    you are tempting with your lovely cupcakes arundathi..very nice!!

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  8. delicious! love those m&m's πŸ™‚

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  9. Jamie says:

    Love the cupcakes! Vanilla is my favorite.

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  10. bindiya says:

    actually sweet and simple, lovely pics!

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  11. Le @HC says:

    Sure kids will be all crazy and happy to the topping on the cupcakes.

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  12. bee says:

    that first pic is truly lovely.

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  13. Divya Vikram says:

    Lovely and cute cupcakes with the gems.

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  14. C says:

    They look really lovely – it’s great when you find a recipe that you want to keep making over and over again!

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  15. Absolutely stunning!! I am SO pleased you love this recipe as much as I do and it’s been a pleasure to share it ;0)

    Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again in our next bake.

    Rosie x

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  16. I couldn’t stop eating them and can imaging how your daughter and her friends were…. they are indeed awesome… πŸ™‚

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  17. Uma says:

    lovely cupcakes. Look so pretty πŸ™‚

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  18. DEESHA says:

    Loved those gems on top

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  19. Holler says:

    They look really wonderful and such an easy recipe too!

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  20. natalia says:

    Ciao Arundathi ! They look so pretty no wonder they were finished so soon !!

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  21. Illona says:

    These are really great with kids, and because the recipe is so easy to make, they are ideal for when the kids have friends over to play.

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  22. A_and_N says:

    I can see why your daugther cannot stop eating them πŸ™‚

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  23. Arundathi says:

    <>THANKS EVERYONE! πŸ™‚
    <>

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  24. you’ve been tagged – 5 things you love about being a mom – that’s what you’ve got to write about. do take a look at my post; there’s a link to hbm’s blog – that’s where this originated!

    http://summerspeaksat.blogspot.com/2009/05/why-do-i-love-thee-let-me-count-ways.html

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  25. poonam says:

    everytime i wld look at a new bake entry on your blog i would wonder what do you use for baking? an otg? and what capacity do you use?
    any help would be greatly appreciated

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  26. Arundathi says:

    <>Magical summer – Thanks v much but I just don’t/ can’t do tags!! I’m no good at that sort of stuff!

    Poonam – I do use an OTG – its a Morphy Richards mid-size version. I love it.
    <>

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  27. Iggy says:

    Hi! I am a new visitor to your blog, and i must say these cupcakes look delicious!!! You have a wonderful blog, and I will keep visiting πŸ™‚

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  28. Arundathi says:

    <>Iggy – Thanks so much!
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  29. Cynthia says:

    It is easy to see why the kids were crazy about this.

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  30. What simple but gorgeous cupcakes Arundathi! πŸ™‚

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  31. The Girl says:

    Your cupcakes look so pretty – they look great with the M&Ms on.

    I thought these were so lovely, it's no wonder you've made them 3 times over already, I have to try and restrain myself or else I wouldn't do anything but bake and eat the results!

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  32. A_and_N says:

    Oh wow! A did go to U of M and his sis is still doing her Ph.D there.

    He’d be thrilled to know you are a wolverine ( I hope I said it right!)

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  33. Arundathi says:

    <>Cynthia – πŸ™‚

    Lorraine – Thank you!

    The Girl – I'm usually quite good about not eating the results! but these were irresistible – I'm sure I put on a few lbs that day!

    A&N – Yup! Go Blue!!
    <>

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  34. Ranjani says:

    Cupcakes and frosting!! so pretty:) I’d gladly give up my mango diet for a couple of those cupcakes!!

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  35. Susan says:

    Adorable, friendly cupcakes! I can see how kids would love them. Me, too. : }

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  36. Arundathi says:

    <>Ranjani – Or maybe combine the two and have mango cupcakes? πŸ™‚

    Susan – Me three! πŸ™‚

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  37. Suparna says:

    Hi Arundathi,
    gorgeously dressed up cup cakes πŸ™‚
    wouldn’t mind having just these for a meal πŸ™‚
    Could u pls tell me where to buy baking stuff in C? I still haven’t got a loaf pan, muffin tray, cup cake shells 😦 I looked for it in many places like spencer’s, Nilgiri’s Super market and stuff but no luck! is there any particular place where u shop for these things?heeeeeeeeeeeelp
    TC

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  38. Pavithra says:

    lovely arundathi.. first time here wonderful blog and good collection of recipes… Loved everything

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  39. Bharti says:

    How adorable.

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  40. Arundathi says:

    <>Suparna – The place to go is Currimbhoys. There’s one in Adyar and another in Anna Nagar. They have a lot of baking supplies. Good Luck.

    Pavithra – πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot for the lovely comment.

    Bharti – Thanks!
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  41. Cathy says:

    These are just so sweet and adorable!

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  42. Elsye says:

    awww those cupcake are cutes πŸ˜€ awesome !

    thanks for the link, I will try their recipe Arundathi.

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  43. Arundathi says:

    <>Cathy – Thanks!

    Elsye – πŸ™‚ You’re very welcome. I’m sure you’ll love it.
    <>

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  44. coni says:

    Hi,
    thank you for the Currimbhoy info, I have been searching items for baking in Chennai for quite sometimes.

    regards,

    coni

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