Fruit Cupcakes

Fruit Cupcakes


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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.


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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