Vanilla Cupcakes

Cupcakes always seem to bring a smile to someone’s face, no matter their age. There is just something so delightful about them. These Vanilla Cupcakes are super delicious.

So be everyone’s new best friend and make these…

Makes about 12 cupcakes


  • 125g unsalted butter, softened (we love Lewis Road)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs (we love Woodland Free Range)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup milk


  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk (we love Lewis Road)
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • Hundreds and Thousands sprinkles (we like Sun Valley’s range)
  • 12 Party Bake Cups – assorted colours to match the rainbow sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place cupcake papers in a muffin tray.
  3. In an electric mixer, beat butter for 2 minutes until creamy.
  4. Slowly add the sugar, one third at a time, beating well between each addition.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for about a minute between each addition.
  6. Add the vanilla essence and beat until combined.
  7. Sift flour and baking powder and add half to butter mixture with half the milk, mix until well combined.
  8. Repeat with remaining flour and milk.
  9. Fill cupcake papers ¾ full.
  10. Bake muffin size cupcakes for 20-25 minutes.


  1. Cream butter until smooth.
  2. Add the milk and half the sifted icing sugar.
  3. Beat until well combined.
  4. Add the remaining icing sugar and beat until mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. The mixture should be a spreadable paste; if it is too dry add some more milk, if too wet add more icing sugar.
  6. When the vanilla cupcakes are cooled spread generously with the icing and sprinkle over hundreds and thousands.

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