Vanilla Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting

Prep time: 60 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 90 minutes

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 100g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup of self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 115g butter
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 3 cups of icing sugar


  1. Add the butter, sugar and vanilla essence into a bowl and mix it well.
  2. Add the eggs and then beat it with the mixture.
  3. Add the self-raising flour and milk, then mix it with a spatula.
  4. In a cupcake tray, fill in the cupcake moulds with about 1 tablespoon of the mixture.
  5. Bake the cupcakes at 180 degrees celsius for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick into the cupcake comes out clean.
  6. Let the cupcake cool for 10 minutes.
  7. For the frosting, beat 115g of butter for five minutes until the butter is pale in colour.
  8. Add the cream cheese, and beat it with the butter until it is well-combined.
  9. Sift a cup of icing sugar at a time, then beat the mixture until it is all combined.
  10. Put the frosting in the fridge to chill for thirty minutes.
  11. Put the cream cheese frosting into a piping bag, and then pipe swirls onto a cupcake.
  12. Sprinkle cupcake decorations onto the cake as you like.

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