Mother's Day Cupcakes

Mother's Day Cupcakes

18 March 2019

Children love helping to whip up these easy fairy cakes using store cupboard ingredients. Make a vanilla version for Mother's Day or a lemon version for Easter.
  • Baking
  • Recipe

Category

Dessert

Serves

12

Preparation Time

15 mins

Cooking Time

18 mins

Ingredients

For the fairy cakes:

For the vanilla buttercream icing:

Instructions

1Preheat the oven to fan-assisted 160C / 180C / gas 4 and line a muffin tin with paper cases

2Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and fluffy

3Quickly beat in the in eggs and vanilla and then fold in the flour and salt

4Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases and bake in the hot oven for about 18 minutes until golden and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean

5Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before icing

6In a large bowl, beat the butter, vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon milk and half the icing sugar until smooth

7To make the icing, slowly beat in the remaining icing sugar, adding in the rest of the milk if necessary until you have the right consistency for the icing

8Decorate the cupcakes with the icing and choice of toppings and serve.