I use this cupcake recipe for everything. Cupcakes, vanilla cakes, you can make two 7″ rounds with this recipe just perfectly. Bake for about 50 minutes, and you are set.
Having a staple recipe is so handy, and this one is great with other flavours added. The frosting.. well it’s a whole other thing! It is divine, and rich, and well, perfect to go with anything.
Hi! I think your ingredients listed are a bit off, the cupcakes only say one of the flours and the icing doesn’t say “butter” just 250g!
Lol! Loving the new site though! Can’t wait to try this cupcake recipe this week!
I’m about to make this cake mix and you mention combine flours in the method, but I can only see 11/4 cups plain flour which doesn’t seem enough flour for the amount of wet ingredients. Is there a quantity of Sr. Flour missing?
Yes, sorry, just added, typo!
I meant sugar
yes, 1 1/2 cups
Hi, for cupcales u mentioned cream the butter and add sugar. Theres no sugar in the ingredients section. How much do i add?
It says 250g of icing sugar, last ingredient. Hope you love it!
I can’t wait to try this recipe, it’s different to any I have tried before. I was wondering if i could use while milk instead of low fat, or there is a special reason why this one is preferred. BTW I live your website. Thanks!
any milk works for this one, no problem
What’s the purpose of adding sour cream?
I want to put some fondant decorations on these cakes.
How many days can I keep the cupcakes?
Will it get dry after putting to fridge? Or any tricks to keep its moisture?
I place in a container for up to 3 days, you can keep in the fridge if it’s hot, or you want to. I don’t, unless they are iced, and have to be. The adds moisture and density.
Hi can I use cake flour instead of all purpose flour?
Can i use buttermilk for this recipe to replace the milk?
250 grams of bitter is ?? how many cups? Sorry, in the U.S. Thanks!
sofia anto says
Sorry how many grams is 1cup of flour and sugar? ?? I don’t use cups! !!
Can you use 8″ pans instead of 7″ for this recipe?
yes, it just takes less time and bakes a shorter cake.
Do you have a vanilla frosting made like this? Thanks!
No, sorry, just chocolate.
Alisha Clark says
I absolutely LOVE your videos and ideas! I have just recently become addicted to decorating and love every min of it! I have been working on my techniques so I cheat and buy/use boxed cake mixes, which work fine for me but now I want to venture out and try some from scratch so I can make new flavors I love how solid your cakes seem. I know you freeze them, as do I (well, chill in fridge) but my cakes are EXTREMELY moist, not as dense as yours seem, so they tear easily and feel spongy when I do my crumb coat. SOOO…I found this recipe which I believe you use quite a bit and thought I would give it a go.
The heading says cupcakes but you use for cakes, correct?? How many batches do you tend to make up to do one of your cakes like the Mandala one you did.? I would like to try it out this weekend so any help would be appreciated!
Yes, I use this for a cake as well. One batch makes two 7″ round layers.
Alisha Clark says
Thanks a bunch! I feel silly, I see now right under the picture it says that info lol
Hi there, I made these cupcakes following your recipe and they don’t rise very much. Also have cracks on top. Is this right? Thanks.
was wondering you have to use self rising flour? if so have you ever tried it with all purpose flour. Also how many cupcakes can you get out of this batch? thanks
You have to add one teaspoon of baking powder for each cup of plain flour, otherwise it won’t rise.
Toska Greaves says
Hello Vanessa, I have tried making your cupcake mix into a cake and everyone time I tried it’s come out uncooked in the middle. Help what am I doing wrong. Many thanks
most likely overbeating the batter or undercooking.
Toska Greaves says
Thanks for your reply. I have been baking at 175c for 50 mins. If that’s correct then must be the over mixing as you said. Many thanks
Karen B. says
Vanessa, I’m going to be making a half sheet cake and will use this icing for it. I know I’ll at least need to double it. Would you think that is enough? At this point the plan is not to split and fill so I just need lots of yummy coverage.