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Who doesn’t love cupcakes! A quick and easy basic cupcake recipe that’s perfect for birthday parties, afternoon tea or just because. The recipe can be used to make a cake or pour the mixture into muffin tins to make cupcakes. Easy enough for the kids to help out too!
Who doesn’t love cupcakes!

Here's a quick and easy basic cupcake recipe that’s perfect for birthday parties, afternoon tea or just because.

The recipe can be used to make a cake or pour the mixture into muffin tins to make cupcakes. Easy enough for the kids to help out too!

To make the cupcakes you will need:
 

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa (if making chocolate cakes)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
 

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tsp malt vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cold coffee (or just 1 cup of water if you prefer not to use coffee)
 

How to make the cupcakes

1. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl.

2. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

3. Pour wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix well.

4. Put cupcake cases into a muffin tray and pour the mixture into the cupcake cases. Alternatively you can add the mixture to a greased cake tin.

5. Bake at 180 degrees for 40-60 minutes.

6. Remove the cakes from oven and leave to cool.

7. Leave the cupcakes plain or add your own decorations or icing to the top.
 

Suggestions

  • This recipe can be made gluten free by using any type of gluten free flour and replacing the malt vinegar with a gluten free vinegar such as white vinegar.
 
  • You can make this recipe dairy free by substituting the milk for rice milk or another dairy free milk alternative.
 
  • You can also use this recipe to make plain cupcakes by leaving out the cocoa and adding a little more vanilla essence. If making plain cupcakes, try substituting the vanilla essence for banana essence.

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