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Half Batch Cupcakes

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About the bake

Need a small batch of cupcakes for a special occasion? Don't despair, we have a great half batch recipe.

35Total Time
15Prep Time
20Bake Time
6Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C, gas mark 5) and line a muffin tin with 6 muffin cases. Using a hand held electric whisk or freestanding mixer mix the butter, sugar, flour and salt on a low speed until it is the texture of breadcrumbs.

  2. Step 2:

    Put the eggs in a jug and whisk by hand. Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix together.

  3. Step 3:

    Pour ¾ of the milk mixture into the dry ingredients & mix on low speed, then mix on a medium speed until smooth & thick.

  4. Step 4:

    Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until ⅔ full. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until risen and springy to the touch. Leave to cool slightly and then place on a wire rack.

  5. Step 5:

    To make the buttercream use a hand held whisk or freestanding mixer slowly whisk the icing sugar with the butter, until well mixed, add the milk , food colouring and vanilla extract then increase the speed to high and whisk until soft and fluffy.

  6. Step 6:

    Top the cooled cupcakes with the buttercream using a palette knife. Alternatively, fill a piping bag with a nozzle inside and pipe swirls of buttercream onto the top of the cupcakes. Sprinkle each cupcake with your chosen decorations.

Ingredients

  • For the Cupcakes

    • 115g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 115g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 Large free range egg(s)
    • 115g Self raising white flour
    • A pinch Salt
    • 2 tbsp Whole milk
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
  • For the Buttercream

    • 250g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 80g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 25ml Whole milk
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • Variety of colours Food colouring gel
    • Optional Sprinkle decorations

Utensils

  • 12 hole muffin tin
  • 6 cupcake cases
  • Electric whisk/food mixer
  • Jug
  • Piping bag
  • Star nozzle

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