Recipes

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

These cupcakes are deliciously soft and full of flavour and will make a gourmet teatime treat!

Ingredients (12 cupcakes):

1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp baking soda

1 stick or ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature

1 cup baker’s (caster) sugar

½ cup sour cream

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients (Buttercream):

1 stick or ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature

½ cup strawberry jelly (jam)

4-6 cups confectioner’s sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F degrees

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking soda using a spoon and then set aside

Put butter, baker’s sugar and sour cream in an electric mixer and beat at medium speed until somewhat smooth

Turn the mixer to low and add the eggs one at a time and combine well … then add the vanilla extract, flour mix, and combine until smooth

Line a cupcake tin with cases and fill each one about ¾ full

Place in the oven on a middle shelf and bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the centre of a cupcake

Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then remove each cupcake to a wire rack and allow to cool completely

Buttercream:

Using the mixer, beat together the butter and strawberry jelly (jam) until well combined then add the confectioner’s sugar a cup at a time until you get the desired consistency (I used 6 cups)

Frost the completely cooled cupcakes, and then serve!

If you have a go at this recipe, let me know how it turns out!

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