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I have been asked quite often about my best cupcake recipe so I thought I would share my ideas in this issue of Cupcake Corner.

It just happens that I have two best cupcake recipes and they also both fit into the category of also being an easy cupcake recipe. A double bonus! three vanilla cupcakes with pink frosting

The two recipes that I make most often for my family and friends are a vanilla cupcake recipe and one for chocolate cupcakes.

This vanilla cupcake recipe came out of a magazine many years ago. It is now a scrunched up, tatty piece of paper and I have no idea where it originally came from. What I do know is that these vanilla cupcakes are easy and delicious.

I call these my best ever vanilla cupcakes. They are quick to make and perfect for the kids when learning to cook.

Unlike most vanilla cupcake recipes, it can be made the day before needed as it remains really fresh and moist.

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Prep TimeCooking TimeServingsDifficulty
5 minutes 15 minutes24Easy

three vanilla cupcakes with pink frosting Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 7 fl oz (200 ml) thickened cream
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence
  • ¾ cup castor sugar
  • 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted

Method Preheat oven to 350F (180C).

Place cupcake liners in cupcake tray.

Crack eggs into a 8 fl oz (250 ml) measuring cup and then fill the cup to the top with thickened cream.

Pour into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer for one minute.

Add the vanilla essence and sugar, beating for three minutes.

Fold in the self-raising flour and stir until blended.

Spoon mixture into cupcake trays.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

Stand in trays for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.

Told you they were easy!!


My favorite chocolate cupcake recipe is actually a vegan recipe as it doesn't contain any animal products. These are the chocolate cupcakes that I make all the time even though none of my friends or family are vegans.

This recipe is so easy to make and the great thing is that the mixture can keep in the fridge for up to two weeks. I also find that once made the cupcakes are perfect for several days as they keep very moist and fresh. This one is a real winner!

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Prep TimeCooking TimeServingsDifficulty
10 minutes plus refrigeration15 minutes 24Easy

chocolate obsession cupcakes with cream cheese frosting Ingredients

  • 10fl oz (300ml) water
  • 5fl oz (150ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 tspn vanilla flavor
  • ½ tblspn (10ml) white vinegar
  • 8oz (250g) caster sugar
  • 8oz (250g) plain flour
  • 1 tspn bicarb soda
  • 2oz (60g) cocoa powder
Method Preheat oven to 325F (160C).

Mix together the water, oil, vanilla and caster sugar until combined and sugar has dissolved.

Sift the dry ingredients together and add to wet ingredients.

Mix until combined and store in refrigerator overnight.

Place cupcake liners in tray.

Pipe or spoon mixture into cupcake liners.

Bake for approx 15-17 minutes.


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That wraps it up for this edition of Cupcake Corner.

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Until then ... Happy baking, making and decorating!