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  • Easy
  • Makes 12 Items
  • 20 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook


Cup Cakes

Get the kids busy in the kitchen with these delightful cupcakes.



  • 125 g butter
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk

Icing and decoration

  • 125 g butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (240g) icing mixture
  • 2 tbsp milk or water
  • food colouring of choice
  • smarties, sugared shapes, sprinkles, coloured shredded coconut, to decorate



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole (1/2-cup) muffin pan with 12 paper patty cases.
  2. Beat butter using an electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar and vanilla essence, and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Fold in flour and milk in batches. Spoon mixture into 12 patty cases.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until cooked through when tested with a skewer. Cool.
  4. To make icing, beat butter using an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in half of icing mixture and milk. Add remaining icing mixture. Divide icing into batches and colour or flavour each as desired. Spread over cooled cup cakes.


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