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How To Make Cupcakes Fast and Easy

Updated on October 13, 2018
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Cupcakes Fiesta

Homemade cupcakes are the best. Slight variations to the recipe can be done to produce cupcake to suit the different taste buds and health needs.

The following is my version of a really simple and tasty cup cake recipe. Do not be afraid to make changes according to your needs. i follow this recipe when I am having a party. When I bake for my family, I will only use 240g of sugar as my husband is a diabetic and the kids don't like the cakes too sweet.

My daughter likes to add chocolate chips when she does a batch, so she too reduces the sugar to balance the taste. i like mine with raisins!


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Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 24 medium sized cup cakes

Ingredients

  • 300g / 1 1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 300g / 1 1/3 cups caster sugar (fine grained sugar)
  • ½ teaspoonful vanilla essence
  • 6 eggs, medium sized
  • 340g / 2 2/5 cups flour, self-raising
  • 4 tablespoonsful milk

Conversion Table

Ingredient
1 Cup
Flour -well shifted
125 grams
Sugar - caster
225 grams
Butter
227 grams

Method

  1. Cream the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla essence. Note: The mixture should look pale and light. Don’t over beat as the butter will split and become oily. If you begin to see the oil, stop immediately.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time. Make sure you beat the eggs well with each addition.
  3. Divide the flour to five portions and fold it into the mixture portion by portion. Note: Use a metal spoon to keep the mixture cool and light. The metal spoon does not allow any air to escape. The wood grain in a wooden spoon can allow air to escape.Do not use the electrical beater anymore. If you want to add some raisins or chocolate chips to your cupcake, add them to the dry flour before folding it with the mixture. This will prevent the raisins / chocolate chips from falling to the bottom of your cakes.
  4. Lastly fold in the milk with your spoon until you get a smooth batter.
  5. Heat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Line your patty tins with the paper cups. Fill the batter into the paper cups and bake. Note: With this portion, I can usually make 24 medium sized cupcakes. You can half the measurements to get a dozen but experience tells me that 12 cupcakes is never enough especially if you have kids!
  6. The cupcakes take about 30 minutes to bake. When it is done, it should be golden brown and well risen. Note: If you want to put any toppings on the cupcakes, you have to wait until the cupcakes are cooled. If the cupcakes are sill warm, your cream will melt.

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Easy Chocolate Cream

This is an easy cream to try for your cupcakes. Be brave and experiment. You can sprinkle chocolate rice or silver hearts on the cream to give it a glamorous touch.

1 tablespoonsful cocoa powder mixed with 2 tablespoonsful of warm water and cooled

70g butter (softened) / 1/3 cup

150 icing sugar (shifted) / 1 1/5 cups

Method

Beat the butter and the icing sugar until it is light and fluffy.

Add the chocolate mixture and beat until it is smooth.

Note: For variation you can replace the cocoa mixture with coffee mixture or leave the icing plain and just add 2 drops of food coloring.

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    • Vvitta profile imageAUTHOR

      Kalaichelvi Panchalingam 

      7 years ago from PETALING JAYA

      Thank you all for the wonderful comments. Seems like everyone likes cupcakes. It is easy to do for the beginner and lots of room for experimentation for the experienced cook.

    • Rhymeandreason profile image

      Rhymeandreason 

      7 years ago

      I have a birthday coming up soon this month. I must have strawberry cupcakes this year. They are the best baking dessert ever created in my opinion.

    • KenDeanAgudo profile image

      Kenneth C Agudo 

      7 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      I love chocolate cupcakes and all of those pictures are very sweet and very mouth watering. I love reading your hubs. Thank you for visiting mine :)

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      The bane of any baking I do is putting on the frosting. My daughter discovered frosting in a can like whipped cream. It is easy and pretty!

    • Vvitta profile imageAUTHOR

      Kalaichelvi Panchalingam 

      7 years ago from PETALING JAYA

      VictoriaSheffield took your advice and changed the trays to an amazon product. Great idea I missed. Thanks.

    • Vvitta profile imageAUTHOR

      Kalaichelvi Panchalingam 

      7 years ago from PETALING JAYA

      Thanks all for the wonderful and motivating comments. I love to make the cupcakes at home as I can reduce the sugar as my husband is a diabetic. He loves cupcakes too.

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      Author Victoria Sheffield 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      This is a great article. You make it look so easy!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I've never made homemade cupcakes! I like the idea of putting chocolate chips in them. Pinning your recipe and sharing on HP.

      Also, do you have an Amazon or eBay account? You could add cupcake pans that are for sale rather than just putting a picture of one. Just a thought!

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      travmaj 

      7 years ago from australia

      They look and I'm sure they taste delicious. And your recipe does seem quick and easy. Thank you for this. (I'm a vanilla person!)

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      Debra Allen 

      7 years ago from West By God

      These are great. I could not answer your voting because I like them all. LOL

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so much for taking the time to alter your directions and to clarify the measurements. I'd never heard of Castor sugar; now I know. Your recipe and directions are now so much easier of us US people to follow.

      Voted UP, shared and Pinned.

    • Vvitta profile imageAUTHOR

      Kalaichelvi Panchalingam 

      7 years ago from PETALING JAYA

      Thank you for the feedback. Have made the alterations.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I think it would be good to give us measurements NOT in grams. Also what is Castor sugar?? Under your method #3, what is meant by keeping the mixture cool? Also if I baked my cupcakes for 40 min, they would be burned to a crisp!

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      Michelle Liew 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      One of my favorites!! Sharing!!

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