Plain Jane Cupcake

This is what you might need for that important occassion — a lil’ pice of heaven 🙂

(Baking temperature – 180 C)(Baking time – 20 min)


  • 150 gms butter softened,
  • 150 gms caster sugar,
  • 150 gms flour,
  • 3 eggs,
  • ½ tsp baking powder,
  • ½ tsp baking soda,
  • 1 vanilla pod /
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 180 C. Place the butter, sugar and vanilla extract in an electric mixer and cream together until pale and fluffy. Beat eggs in another bowl and then add to the mix. Mix in the flour at a low speed. Fill the cupcake liners half full. Bake until the cupcakes are cooked. When a skewer is inserted in, it should come out clean. Once baked allow to cool for at least 15 min and then remove.



  • 100 gms butter softened,
  • 100 gms icing sugar sifted,
  • seeds of one vanilla pod,
  • liquid/gel food color


Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix using an electric mixer. Beat until light and fluffy. Then add a couple of drops of food colour -light pink, yellow, blue or any other colour you desire. Fit any icing nozzle in a piping bag and fill with butter-cream. Pipe swirls on top of the prepared vanilla cupcakes. Decorate the cupcake using a few fondant heart shape cutouts. Take a small piece of red fondant and roll out on a clean surface and make cutouts using the heart shaped cutter. Place on the cupcake for a perfect Valentines Day gift.

2018-03-05T10:53:22+00:00 Food, Food, Art & Culture|0 Comments

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