Indulging in a freshly baked cupcake is one of life’s simple pleasures. Whether you’re a novice baker or a seasoned pro, mastering the art of crafting the perfect cupcake is a delightful journey that promises sweet rewards at every turn. In this article, we will guide you through a fundamental basic cupcake recipe that lays the foundation for endless creativity in the world of baking. Get ready to unlock the secrets to moist, fluffy cupcakes with a tender crumb and explore the endless possibilities of flavors and decorations to suit your taste and occasion. Let’s embark on this delicious adventure and learn how to create cupcakes that will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds and the hearts of those you share them with.
250g unsalted butter, softened
250g caster sugar
250g self-raising flour
4 medium eggs
4 tablespoons milk
Pinch of salt (optional)
You will also need:
Ice-cream scoop (optional)
chocolate chips (optional)
2 x 12-hole muffin tins, lined with paper cases
Preheat the oven to 190C. Line two muffin trays with 12 cupcake cases or bake in batches of 12 using one muffin tray.
Start by beating sugar and butter in a bowl using a wooden spoon or electric whisk. Beat till soft and fluffy. Add flour, eggs, milk, and salt and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
Use a traditional-style ice-cream scoop, or spoon, to divide the mixture between all the paper cases making sure to get an even amount of mixture in each.
Place both muffin tins in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, then swap over the position of the tins over and bake for a further 3-7 minutes, until both trays of cupcakes are a light golden colour.
Remove the tins from the oven. Leave the cupcakes to cool in the tins for a few minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool. Once completely cooled, the cupcakes can be decorated the way u want .
Our basic cupcake recipe has taken you on a journey through the art of baking, allowing you to create delectable treats from scratch. These moist, fluffy cupcakes serve as a canvas for your culinary creativity, ready to be adorned with a variety of flavors and decorations to suit any occasion.
By mastering this fundamental recipe, you’ve gained the foundation to experiment and innovate in the world of baking. Whether you choose to top your cupcakes with velvety frosting, colorful sprinkles, or fresh fruit, the possibilities are endless.
So, whether you’re baking for a special celebration or simply craving a sweet indulgence, remember that the humble cupcake can bring joy to any moment.
Share them with loved ones or savor them all to yourself –
these delightful creations are a testament to the simple pleasures of life and the magic of homemade treats. Happy baking!