Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Classic Cupcakes

Photography by Steve Brown

2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted, cooled
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
Sprinkles and lollies, to decorate


1 1/2 cups icing sugar
Pink food colouring
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 12 x 1/3-cup capacity muffin pan. Or line holes with paper muffin cups. Combine flour & sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the center.

Add milk, butter, eggs & vanilla to flour mixture. Using a large metal spoon, stir gently to combine.

Spoon mixture into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool.

To make icing: Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add food colouring & water. Stir until smooth & well combined. Spoon icing over cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles & lollies.


Super Food Ideas - March 2004, Page 74
Recipe by Dixie Elliott