December 29, 2012

Vanilla Cupcakes

Hurray !! Dyuti told me "Amma, this is the best ever cupcake". Received a great compliment from my kiddo this morning. Thank you so much my little Peppa piggie. Peppa pig is her fav cartoon character and at times she like to be called Peppa Pig and calls us Daddy pig and Mummy pig : D

I've had stocked cupcake baking moulds for almost 2 months, but never tried making cupcakes. It got delayed by vague reasons. Today I was in the mood for baking and told Dyuti I'm making cupakes for her. From that moment onwards, she has been asking me every 5 minutes whether cupcakes are ready or not and peeping to my oven door when the baking smell hits her.

I was thinking of baking Christmas cake; but couldn't plan it well this time. We were bit busy and what is the point in baking a cake with just three of us. Have to plan one day as I've bought few new stuffs for making cake fondants.

Now these cupcakes are so moist, fluffy and will love it for sure. Dyuti was waiting patiently when I was taking the clicks to get her hands on the cuppie cakes.

Dyuti helping me with piping the frosting. She chose cupcakes that were in pink paper liners and was not willing to have the non-pink ones. So I chose to tint the frosting with her favourite pink color.

I've made buttercream frosting to decorate these cute little ones.

Recipe Source: JoyofBaking


Unsalted Butter - 1/2 cup or 113 gms(at room temp)
Sugar - 2/3 cup
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Baking Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Eggs - 3 nos (at room temp)
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup

  • Preheat oven to 350F(180C) and line cupcake baking mould with paper liners.
  • Beat butter and sugar using electric mixer until light and fluffy.

  • Add eggs one at a time, beat until well combined.
  • Beat after adding vanilla extract to the mixture.

  • Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.
  • Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Do not over-beat the batter. Stop mixing until dry ingredients are combined well.
  • Spoon the batter to the moulds. Just fill till 3/4th part as once it is baked, the batter will rise.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Do not over-bake as it will dry out.
  • Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.
  • Once cooled, frost the cupcakes or can indulge in without frosting.

Buttercream frosting:
Yields frosting for 8 cupcakes.  Double the measurement if needed.

Butter - 1/4 cup
Confectioners Sugar - 1 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Milk - 1 tbsp
A dash of pink color - I used Wilton pink gel paste

  • Using electric mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add confectioners sugar and beat well mixed. 
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add 1tbsp milk, vanilla essence and beat until smooth and fluffy.
  • Tint the frosting with a dash of pink gel paste and beat well
  • Scoop the frosting into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe the frosting on cupcakes
  1. Make sure butter and eggs are at room temperature. I keep both the eggs and butter out of the refrigerator the day before I plan to do any baking.
  2. Butter at room temperature - When you touch the butter, it should be similar to touching our skin 
  3. While adding eggs, the batter might look a bit curdled; nothing to worry about. Cupcakes will be perfect :)


  1. Hey Sabna thanks for the recipe. It came out really good. My little princess, who is a great fan of cakes, really enjoyed it. Please do share more of such yummy recipes.

    1. Thanks Varsha :)
      Good to know that you tried and Jothu loved it..
      I will post cookies & biscottis very soon..