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Cupcakes with peanut buttercream topping

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Why I Love This Recipe

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.

Ingredients You'll Need

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
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
2-4 tbsp milk
pinch of salt
1/2 vanilla essence/extract


preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius/350 degrees fahrenheit

beat butter til soft. add sugar beat til light and fluffy

add eggs one at a time and continue beating in between

whisk flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl

add the vanilla essence to the milk

add 1/4 of the flour mix to the butter and beat

add 1/3 of the milk to the mixture and combine

repeat, alternating between flour and milk and ending with flour

scoop into cupcake papers til about 3/4 full (depending on whether you want flat or domed cupcakes)

bake for 20 - 22 minutes til cake tester comes out clean

put on wire rack to cool

Topping: in a bowl, beat all the ingredients well. add more milk if needed to make a fluffy spreadable frosting

use a butter knife/small spatula to spread topping on cooled cupcakes

Questions, Comments & Reviews

this was my first time at making cupcakes and this was a amazing recipe.. so light and fluffy, i felt like a master baker hee hee..

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