All-In-One Vanilla Cupcakes

All-In-One Vanilla Cupcakes

250g caster sugar

250g butter

4 eggs

250g self-raising flour

2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 180ºC and line a cupcake tin with cases. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and beat for about 2 minutes until smooth. Fill the cupcake cases three quarters of the way up and bake for about 15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack. 

Vanilla Buttercream

250g unsalted butter, softened

450g icing sugar

2 tbsp hot water

2 tsp vanilla extract

Food colouring (optional)

Beat the butter until light and fluffy. Beat in half the icing sugar with the water. When combined, beat in the other half of the icing sugar with the vanilla until smooth. Add in any food colourings. Pipe onto your cooled cupcakes.