Snuggly Sundays: How To Make Cupcakes.

Now that winter is swiftly on its way you’ll be spending a lot more time snuggled inside in the warmth and what better way to spend your Snuggly Sundays than to make cupcakes. Here is a quick and easy step to step guide to make 12 cupcakes.

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Start by gathering all your ingredients. You will need:
– 100g butter/margarine
– 100g caster sugar
– 100g self raising flour, sifted
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)

STEP 1: Pre heat the oven to 180 o, gas mark 4, and fill a baking tray with 12 cupcake holders.

STEP 2: ย Use an electric wisk or wooden spoon to beat the sugar and the butter together until light and fluffy.
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STEP 3: Add the eggs one at a time beating them into the mixture well before adding the other one. At this stage add the vanilla essence if you have chosen to use it.
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STEP 4: ย Carefully fold in the flour adding little bits at a time. Do this until the mixture is creamy and there is no visible flour.
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STEP 5: Now that the mixture is ready. Distribute evenly in to the cupcake casings and place into the oven to bake for 10-20 minutes. After 10 minutes check on the cupcakes and push a cocktail stick into the centre of each cake. If the stick comes out wet then put back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
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STEP 6: TIME TO DECORATE.
This is the most fun part you can personalise your cupcakes or you can just make a plain icing using some icing sugar and a dribble of water.

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HAPPY BAKING!!

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