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Vanilla Cupcakes

The other day D mentioned that he's bored of Chocolate cakes and would like to get something new. It was just what I wanted to hear.. :-) I made up my mind to make the Simple Vanilla Cupcakes. I was not too confident that he will like it. Well .. there was a solution to woo him. Presentation...This


  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • lemon Zest of (extracted from 1)
  • 1 - 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 - 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Milk


  • Preheat oven to 180C and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Sift the flour along with baking powder and salt.
  • Mix the lemon zest and keep aside. In a bowl, beat the sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 12-15 minutes or just until set and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once they are completely cooled, frost with.


Note: The original recipe calls for 177C and the cupcakes to baked for 17- 20 minutes. I baked at 180C for 12 minutes. The time may vary according to ovens.