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Cupcake Recipes

In some ways this is the start to a whole many others, once you have sorted out the basic way to make a cupcake then the only limitation is your own imagination. I think that is the wonder of cupcakes, they are really simple, but also they lend themselves to really being spiced up. “Pimp my Cupcake!”

Easy Basic Cupcakes

Preparation time less than 30 mins

Cooking time 10 to 30 mins

2 large eggs, cracked open
1 tsp vanilla essence
125g/4oz caster sugar
125g/4oz soft margarine
125g/4oz self-raising flour
To decorate (optional)
tubes of writing icing
marshmallows, white and coloured
food colouring, for icing
coloured sweets

1. Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and beat them together until the mixture is smooth and slightly lighter in colour.
2. Line a bun tin or cupcake tin with paper cake cases and half-fill each case with the cake mixture.
3. Cook the cakes for 18-20 minutes. You can tell they are done when they have risen up, are golden in colour, and spring back into shape when lightly pressed.
4. The cupcakes can be decorated using a basic icing, plus marshmallows, writing icing, food colouring and coloured sweets. You can even make a cupcake farm with animals such as sheep, piglets and dogs.


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