Vanilla Cupcake Base

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Cupcakes for Kids

By Rosie Anness and Cortina Butler

Published 2014

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This recipe is the simplest form of cupcake base. If you prefer you can replace the vanilla extract with the finely grated rind of one lemon and the milk with lemon juice.


  • 115 g/4 oz/½ cup butter
  • 115 g</


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line a muffin tin (pan) with cupcake cases.
  2. Cream the butter for a few minutes until soft and pale. Add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract to the lightly b