This month's Sweet and Simple Bakes was a first for me (as they've all been so far!). But this was a basic cupcake recipe and I was so excited to make cupcakes for the first time! And it was perfect for Halloween to give out as treats for the kids.
(recipe from Rosie @ Sweet & Simple Bakes)
1 1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
6 oz Butter, at room temperature
1 cup Caster Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 - 4 tbsp Milk
Icing/frosting of your choice
You will need a 12 hole-muffin tin and 12 cupcake paper cases
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a 12 hole-muffin tin with cupcake paper cases.
Sieve the flour into a bowl and leave aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar and beat until the mixture becomes light in color and fluffy.
Add one egg at a time beating well between each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and then gently fold in the flour until combined. Stir in the milk until you have a good dropping consistency.
Spoon the mixture equally into the prepared muffin tin and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 20 -25 minutes or until risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.
I realized at this point that my decorating skills are sadly lacking. My family was most amused by the cupcakes and didn't think they looked scary in the least!! Oh well. I tried my best, Rosie!!
(they are supposed to be a mummy, a gravestone and a monster!)
For a look at all the other spooktacular cupcakes, check out the round-up.
I'm running in DK's Recipe Marathon for a 2nd time. Wish me luck - one month of a recipe a day! Check out what my other marathoners made today:
DK of Culinary Bazaar,
Siri of Siri's Corner,
Srivalli of Cooking 4 All Seasons,
Ranji of Ranji's Kitchen Corner,
PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds,
Curry Leaf of Experiments, Emotions, Experiences with Food,
Medha of Cook with Love,
Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes,
Bhawna of Tastes of India,
Raaji of Raaji's Kitchen,
Kamala of Nandhu's Corner,
Roopa of My Kitchen Treats,
Divya Kudua of Easy Cooking,
Rekha of Plantain Leaf,
Divya of Divyaz Easy Recipes,
Lakshmi of The Yum Blog,
Raaga of The Singing Chef,
Sripriya of Srikar's Kitchen and
Viji of Viji's Veg Corner.