Vanilla cupcakes

This morning my family woke up to the most amazingly soft cupcakes with the world’s most horribly-gone-wrong buttercream icing. I don’t know what went wrong. First of all, it didn’t peak. The margarine turned lumpy and clumpy. I added more sugar, but it kept going runny! Please someone, anyone, if you know how to make a good butter cream icing and know how to get it exactly right, please please guide me.

Nonetheless, I’ll post the cupcake recipe. They turned out quite fantastic actually.


  • 160 g flour
  • 120 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cups buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Sieve the flour with the baking powder and keep it aside.

Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. Beat the butter with the sugar till soft. Now add the egg and the vanilla extract and beat some more. Add one fourth the flour mixture and beat again. Now add one third the buttermilk and beat again. Keep alternating between the flour and buttermilk, ending with the flour.

Line a cupcake tin with individual cupcake liners. Spoon out the cake batter into each till they are about three-fourth filled with the mixture. Push the baking tray into the oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes till a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.

Cool for ten minutes before icing them. (If you get the icing right)

Serve with tea, or eat them just like that.

Happy (sob) Cooking!


One thought on “Vanilla cupcakes

  1. dont worry ya, icings are such.. it happens.. to all of us at some point! u'll get the hang with multiple experimenting! yay on the cupcake though! 😀

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