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Old-fashioned cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes also hold old-fashioned water icing for a nostalgic retro feel.

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves24
  • DifficultyEasy
245g cake flour (not self-raising)
175g unbleached plain flour
400g sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
225g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
4 large eggs
225ml full-fat milk
1 tsp pure vanilla essence
Old-fashioned icing

For the old-fashioned icing

225g room temperature

1) Preheat oven to 160C/Gas 3. Line cupcake tins with paper liners; set aside.

2) Combine in a bowl both flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix on low speed until combined for about 3 minutes. Add in cubed butter, mixing until just coated with flour.

3) Add eggs one at a time until combined. Slowly add milk and vanilla to batter until completely mixed, scraping down the bowl as you mix.

4) Scoop batter into baking cups filling about two-thirds full. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the centre comes out clean, 17-20 minutes.

5) Cool and decorate with old-fashioned icing.

Old-fashioned icing:
1) Cream softened butter and add half the sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat with paddle attachment until smooth.

2) Gradually add the rest of sugar to reach icing consistency.

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