Easter vanilla cupcakes


  • 220g butter , room temperature
  • 220g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 220g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp vanilla yogurt

For the icing:

  • 100 g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 25g vanilla yogurt
  • Mini eggs (these are optional you can use grated or shredded coconut to garnish)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Line a cup cake or muffin tray with paper cases.
  3. Beat together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time. Fold in the flour and yogurt. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until half full.
  4. Bake in the oven until golden brown and springy to touch or test using a skewer, if it comes away clean the cakes are ready. Leave them to cool on a wire rack.
  5. Meanwhile prepare the icing. Begin by beating the butter and icing sugar until pale and well mixed, ideally using an electric mixer. Add the yogurt and continue to beat on medium to high speed until the icing is fluffy. The longer you beat the lighter the icing.
  6. Spoon the icing into a piping bag fitted with a star piping nozzle. In a circular motion swirl the icing around each cake.
  7. You can decorate with mini eggs (optative) or shredded coconut.