Very vanilla valentine cupcakes

Its that time again,the loveliest day of the year is just around the corner.
Love it or hate it,you cant miss it...every shop has hearts and flowers everywhere!

I love valentines day as it is also my wedding anniversary and my fabulous hubby always manages to do something extra nice. Hes a keeper!

These cupcakes are my go to vanilla cupcakes, they never let me down and are very simple to make.
I use this recipe time and again, just top with any decoration that suits the occasion and you're good to go!

Very vanilla valentine cupcakes

I know I've shared this one before but its just a reminder or for anyone that missed it.

Makes 12 cupcakes

150grams softened unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
175g sifted self raising flour
3 beaten eggs
1teaspoon vanilla extract.
Vanilla buttercream/frosting
150g softened unsalted butter
300g sifted icing sugar
1tsp vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 180 or gas mark 4 then line a cupcake/muffin tin with 12 paper cases and set aside.
Beat the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl for a few minutes until it becomes pale and fluffy.
Add to this the beaten eggs a little at a time,gently mixing as you go.
Don't worry if the mix appears to split,just add a tablespoon or 2 of the flour and all should be well!
Now add the remaining ingredients,the vanilla and flour then combine it all together.

Divide the cake mixture between the paper cases and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
When they are pale golden and a skewer (or toothpick) comes out of the centre clean, they're ready.
Tip: If any of the cupcakes come out of the oven 'bumpy',while they are still hot gently rub the top of the cake with the back of a tablespoon to even them out.
It works for me every time.

To make the frosting beat together the butter and icing sugar,using an electric whisk if you have 1.
I let my stand mixer do the work for me and just leave it on high speed for around 5 minutes.
{You might want to start by hand though or you will end up covered in a cloud of icing sugar.
Yes Ive done that :) }

It will eventually become very smooth and pale in colour,add in the vanilla.
If you want to add any colour then do that now a little at a time and then mix it again.
If you find it a little too thick,you can add 1 tablespoon at a time of milk.

I piped on a swirl with my trusty 1M tip but of course you don't have to do that.
Finish with the decoration of your choice and admire!

Very vanilla valentine cupcakes

I used loveheart sweets in honour of valentines day.

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  2. Recipe Sounds Good.
    Such a Pretty Cupcake.
    Thank You.

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  3. That sounds so delicious! I'm going to have to try this soon. Thanks for the recipe!

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