Libbie's vanilla cupcakes

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Libbie's vanilla cupcakes recipe
Libbie's vanilla cupcakes recipe
  • Makes: 10

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

goodtoknow user Libbie posted her pretty vanilla cupcakes recipe on our Facebook page. Libbie fills her spongy cupcakes with jam and tops them with buttercream frosting


For the vanilla cupcakes:

  • 100g of soft margarine
  • 120g of self-raising flour
  • 2tbsp of cornflour
  • 110g of white caster sugar
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1tsp of vanilla essence

For the buttercream frosting:

  • 600g icing sugar sifted
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 80g cocoa powder
  • 80ml whole milk
  • 5 or 7 star nozzle

'I place a carrier bag over my food mixer to stop the icing sugar going everywhere'

Libbie Walters, goodtoknow user


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) gas 3.
  2. Put all ingredients in a kitchen mixer and mix until light and fluffy using paddle attachment.
  3. Mix for approx 1 min or so.
  4. Spoon into 10 paper muffin cases in a muffin tin and bake for 20 mins until the cakes feel light and spongy to the touch. Leave to cool for 2 mins in the tin and then remove and place on a cooling rack.
  5. Occasionally I fill the centres with strawberry jam before putting buttercream on top, by using a knife to cut out a small cavity in the top of each cupcake and filling it with jam.
  6. To make the buttercream: Put all the above frosting ingredients in your mixer and mix on slow for 2 mins then once the mixture has started to come together, mix on a high speed for approx 5 mins.
  7. Put the buttercream into a large piping bag with a 5 or 7 star nozzle and pipe onto top of cupcakes.
  8. Decorate with edible sprinkles and shop-bought daisy cake toppers.
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georgina miles

i was thinking of these cakes for food technology do you think i should????


No, I think it must be a typo error, there isnt any cocoa powder in the cake mix or frosting. The petal paste is fine to eat though, it's just less sweet than regal ice. I tried to make these flowers from regal but they dont dry enough to keep there shape.


flower paste isn't really for eating by children and there doesn't look as if there is cocoa in the buttercream. However, they look very nice.


it dosent look like theres cocoa powder in the frosting??

libbie walters

I made the daisy toppers using a daisy cutter and petal paste, left them to dry in the base of mince pie tin so they are slightly shaped!

Sandra Tingle

Absolutely gorgeous. They look to good to eat.


I usually find if using muffin cases, this makes 12 good size cupcakes not 10. :)

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