Cupcakes with peanut buttercream topping
  • 115 gms butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence/extract
  • Topping:
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 vanilla essence/extract
  1. preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius/350 degrees fahrenheit
  2. beat butter til soft. add sugar beat til light and fluffy
  3. add eggs one at a time and continue beating in between
  4. whisk flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl
  5. add the vanilla essence to the milk
  6. add 1/4 of the flour mix to the butter and beat
  7. add 1/3 of the milk to the mixture and combine
  8. repeat, alternating between flour and milk and ending with flour
  9. scoop into cupcake papers til about 3/4 full (depending on whether you want flat or domed cupcakes)
  10. bake for 20 - 22 minutes til cake tester comes out clean
  11. put on wire rack to cool
  12. Topping: in a bowl, beat all the ingredients well. add more milk if needed to make a fluffy spreadable frosting
  13. use a butter knife/small spatula to spread topping on cooled cupcakes
I've always been a big fan of cupcakes and this recipe is was my first attempt on making some of my own. I perused through loads of recipes and experimented and came up with this real easy to make cupcakes for first timers.