My husband loves cupcakes.
But every time I see a cupcake recipe online it makes 12-36 servings. Yeah, that's too much for our household. I like cupcakes but I'll only have 1 as I'm more into savoury food.
Here is a recipe for 6 cupcakes that's quick, simple, and won't leave you with excuses cupcakes that will just go stale in your pantry.
1/2 cup of plain four
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
+ your choice of topping. I love the Nestle Dulce De Leche!
Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius, and line your cupcake tray with cupcake holders. I prefer to use silicone baking accessories whenever I can to reduce single use items in our household. Like did you know baking baby, and cupcake paper isn't recyclable as it's lined with plastic?
I like to use Silicone Cupcake Moulds so it's reusable. I line the cupcake moulds in my cupcake tray, which in this case is a 6 cup muffin pan.
This is probably a baking no-no but just chuck all your ingredients into your mixer, and mix for 2 minutes on a low speed until it's well mixed. I mean, this is a cupcake recipe not for croquembouche. It doesn't need to be that difficult.
But because they are smaller measurements I use my Measuring Spoons from Wiltshire so I get the exact amounts without having a Beautiful Minds moment with a measuring cup.
Once it's all mixed, use a spoon to pour the mixture into the cupcake moulds. I like to stop 3/4 from the touch so the mixture has room to grow without overflowing onto the pan.
Leave it to bake for 20 minutes, and let it cool for 15 minutes. Since it's summer here in Australia, I always have a cooling cover on top to keep the flies away!
Once it's cool, lather on your favourite topping (mines dulce de leche), and enjoy!
This blog post has been brought to you by Wiltshire Australia. All opinions stated are my own.