24 April 2011

Happy Cup Cakes


Happy Easter to all!!!  Today’s special is the traditional Vanilla Cup Cakes.
Whenever I see cupcakes, I remember the cuppy cake song…

You're my Honeybunch, Sugarplum,Pumpy-umpy-umpkin, You're my Sweetie Pie
You're my Cuppycake, Gumdrop Snoogums-Boogums, You're the Apple of my Eye.

Amy sang it so well. I feel this song holds good for cup cakes too. It’s so cute. Easy to bake yet so beautiful.

There has been a cup cakes trend in the culinary world. The number of flavors is just amazing!

This being my first try at making cup cakes, I wanted to stick to the traditional vanilla cupcake which has been my favorite since childhood. I still cannot forget the aroma of the freshly baked cupcakes which my grandpa used to buy for us as kids. How we used to relish every bit of it and would almost eat up the liners too. :)

Vanilla Cupcakes
Recipe Source: Ria


All purpose flour
2 cups
Baking powder
2 tsp
½ tsp
Unsalted butter (room temperature)
½ cup
Powdered Sugar
¾ cup
Vanilla Essence
1 ½ tsp
½ cup


Sift the dry ingredients together 3 times.
Cream the butter. Add sugar in small quantities and beat with the electric beater.
Break the eggs in a separate bowl so that if spoilt it won’t spoil the cake mixture.
Add eggs to this mixture and beat for 1 minute.
Add a cup of flour mixture. Alternate it with milk and keep mixing with the beater until you finish adding the flour and milk. The mixture should be light and fluffy..
Preheat oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes.
Line the cup cake mould with cup cake liners. Fill the tray till about 2/3 full.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Check with a skewer or toothpick. If done it will come out clean.
Remove from the tin immediately and let cool.



Unsalted Butter(room temp)
50 g
Icing sugar
50 g
Vanilla Essence
2 drops
Food Colour
as required


Mix the butter and sugar well.
Add vanilla essence.
Add colour as required.

Cream the butter sugar mixture very well. Do not worry about over – mixing as it has to be mixed more than what you think it should be. The mixture should turn almost white in colour.
But when adding the wet and dry ingredients together do not over mix.
The top of cup cakes puff up in the oven and then flatten after a couple of minutes. So if you get flat tops, don’t worry you didn’t do anything wrong.
For the butter icing decoration the actual ratio of butter and sugar is 1:2. But I find this to be too sweet. You can adjust it as per your taste.


  1. How nice, finally you got some cupcake liners :) Thanks for trying!

  2. Yes Ria finally got the cup cake liners from the shop you suggested at Ernakulam. Thanks a ton..

  3. from where in Ernakulam did u buy the cupcake liners??

    1. Dear Anonymous
      I get my cup cake liners from Staines& Co which is located at Jews Street,Ernakulam,Kochi-35.Off M.G.Road,adjacent to Padma Theatre. or From Bakers Traders close to this shop.


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