I still wonder if there is a support group for people like me who just cannot resist the urge of turning every cake into cupcakes? I just really like individual portions plus a cake can get all messy when you slice it. A friend placed an “order” for more cupcakes and I remember seeing a recipe in Tandy’s book which I have had for a while now and not having made anything from it yet, set to perusing her recipes, which are in alphabetical order so naturally I got to the cake recipe before the cupcake recipe which reminded me of a Nigella Lawson cake recipe and got stuck thinking this would surely work as cupcakes… Yes, they do!
125g self raising flour
125g softened butter
2 large eggs
¼ cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
Zest of 1 orange – I omitted this
½ tsp vanilla extract – I used 1 tsp
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Place off of the ingredients in to a bowl and mix together well.
- Pour into a lined and buttered baking tin alternatively divide the mixture into 12 muffin tins lined with paper cases.
- Bake for 30 minutes alternatively for 15 minutes in muffin cases.
I made a chocolate icing using 50g butter, 250g icing sugar, 10ml vanilla extract and if memory serves, 30ml cocoa powder and 30ml milk.