Fruit Cupcakes

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This basic cupcake recipe is simple with only 6 ingredients and lots of room for your own creativity. Try my tasty flavour combinations or invent your own.

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    Makes: 18 cupcakes

    • 200g butter, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 300g self raising flour
    • fruit - see footnotes

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Heat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease or line a muffin tin.
    2. Mix together butter, sugar vanilla and milk. Stir in flour then beat until smooth.
    3. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin cups then bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool on a cooling rack before icing.

    Fruit Variations:

    Orange Cupcakes: Add zest of two small oranges and substitute milk for orange juice.

    Lemon Cupcakes: Add zest of two lemons then substitute milk for 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

    Raspberry Cupcakes: Add 1 only teaspoon vanilla, and mix in 1/2 cup fresh raspberries.

    Strawberry Cupcakes: Add in only1 teaspoon vanilla, and in 1/2 cup of chopped fresh strawberries.

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