Hummingbird Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes OF JOY! Baked lovingly for my friend Doizy on her birthday, recipe below… (adapted from the Hummingbird Bakery recipe book)
120g plain flour
140g caster sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
40g unsalted butter, must be at room temperature
120ml whole milk
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 quantity vanilla frosting
Hundreds and thousands or other edible cupcake decorations
A 12-hole cupcake tray, lined with paper cupcake cases
Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/gas mark 3
NOW FOR THE PART I “ADAPTED”…
Instead of being a goody two shoes and following the recipe down to the smallest detail – just throw it all in a bowl and and give it a go with an electric beater for a few seconds until everything is mixed together and smooth in appearance.
Spoon into cupcake cases/tray and bake for 10-12 minutes until just golden – prick with a sharp knife, if it comes out clean the cakes are done.
Leave to cool, ice and decorate! Have a look online for whichever icing recipe you want or cheat like I did and buy ready-made vanilla buttercream a la Betty Crocker…