Thursday, October 25, 2007

Basic Cupcake

Baking again! I'm determine to try baking the usual stuff that I used to get from my friends (who were very into baking then). I'm always told that they are easy especially cupcakes, they said.
Cupcakes are very versatile. I have seen so many types of cupcakes. Cupcakes with fillings, fruits, frosting, etc. So I guess I need to try to make the basic cupcake first and from there I can add "salt and vinegar" (Chinese term on adding additional stuff).
Hmm ... yeah. I think I can handle cupcakes. My first attempt on cupcakes turned out rather well. My kids finished the whole lot of mini cupcakes!
  • 120g Unsalted Butter, soften
  • 130 grams White Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 210 grams All purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 60ml Milk
How to do it:
  1. Preheat oven to 170C.
  2. Lightly butter or line tray with pleated paper cups.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in eggs, one at a time.
  5. Beat well before adding the next egg.
  6. Add in vanilla essence and mix well.
  7. In a separate bowl shift the flour, baking powder and salt.
  8. Add to the butter and egg mixture in parts.
  9. Add in the milk.
  10. Beat till combined.
  11. Fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 18-20 minutes or use the toothpick test.
  12. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
  • Click HERE for printer-friendly version of an original recipe.


  1. nice recipe...sometimes simple is the best, and your cupcakes look very well done! I also run a vegetarian food blog alongwith other fun stuff...Do stop by if you get a chance:)


  2. hmmm nicely brown and done!I got my ingredients already but waiting to work my lazy bones first.

  3. Patricia,
    Thank you!

    Thanks. I've been to your blog and it great! Will be visiting again. ;)

    Hehehe... once you start, you might not want to stop! Hope you have baking fun soon!

  4. Hi wokkingmum, may I know how many cupcakes can this recipe make? Also, do you fill the muffin cups with batter till full or 1/2 cup?

  5. Idy,
    Gee, sorry. This has been so long. I missed the email. It 3/4 full.

  6. i love you wokkingmum