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Three cupcakes on a turquoise cloth, topped with golden buttercream and vanilla pods

Triple vanilla cupcakes

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3.143 stars based on 21 ratings

Try these delicious triple vanilla cupcakes.  With the three types of vanilla flavourings, these cupcakes are absolutely exquisite!

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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For the cupcakes

For the buttercream

  • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 500g 17⅝ oz Unrefined golden icing sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Vanilla bean paste (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla bean paste
  • Vanilla pods to decorate (we use Nielsen-Massey)

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4), and line a tin with 12 cupcake cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

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  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Add the eggs, one at a time mixing well between each addition, then add the vanilla extract.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range) medium
    • 2tsp 2tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Carefully fold in the flour then spoon into the cupcakes cases, until they are about 2/3 full.

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  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Leave to cool completely on a cooling wire.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    To make the buttercream beat together the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy then add the vanilla bean paste and mix until well distributed.

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  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Fill a piping bag with the buttercream and pipe onto the cakes, decorate with vanilla pods.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Vanilla pods to decorate (we use Nielsen-Massey)