Vanilla cream cupcakes (peanut free)


Active time

15 min

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Total time

40 min






24 portions

Vanilla cupcake ingredients

· 300 g sugar

· 250 g unsalted butter, softened

· 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

· 250 g buttermilk

· 4 eggs

· 430 g self-raising flour

· 1 tsp baking powder

· 1 pinch salt


Buttercream icing ingredients

· 250 g icing sugar

· 120 g unsalted butter, softened and cut into pieces

· 2 tsp boiling water

· ½ tsp natural vanilla extract


Vanilla cupcakes preparation

1  Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 x 12-hole muffin trays with cupcake liners and set aside.

2  Place sugar into mixing bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 10.

3  Add butter and mix 10 sec/speed 4.

4  Add all remaining ingredients and blend 10 sec/speed 5.

5  Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula and blend 10 sec/speed 5.

6  Divide mixture evenly between prepared muffin trays and bake for 18-20 minutes (180°C) or until a wooden skewer inserted into the centre of each cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool in the trays for 5 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely. Meanwhile, make icing.


Buttercream icing preparation

7  Place sugar and butter into mixing bowl and mix 10 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.

8  Insert butterfly whisk. Add boiling water and vanilla and mix 2 min/speed 3. Remove butterfly whisk. Transfer into a bowl or piping bag with nozzle and set aside until ready to use (see Tips).



· 2 x 12-hole muffin trays

· cupcake liners

· wooden skewer

· wire rack

· bowl

· piping bag


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Vanilla cream cupcake

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