We all have days when we really fancy a quick treat, but don’t want to have loads of it left over. Mine is cupcakes, as much as I enjoy baking and having them with my coffee, I don’t always want to have loads left over.
On a bright and sunny Doha afternoon, my daughter and I decided amongst ourselves that we wanted to have some cupcakes, warm straight from the oven… and that is when I found this jewel of a recipe. Its quick, its easy and perfect when you have tiny helping hands who want to bake with you! As I did that afternoon.
You’ll need the following:
1 large to medium sized egg.
50 grams margarine or butter.
50 grams caster sugar.
50grams self raising flour.
1tsp vanilla essences.
8 small to medium sized cupcake cases. Or 4 large muffin cases.
Preheat the oven to 180c.
Place the cupcake cases/ muffin cases in a cupcake baking tray ready for the mixture.
Cream the butter/ margarine together till light and fluffy, add the vanilla essences, flour and egg.
Mix well till all the ingredients come together to form a smooth thick batter.
Spoon heaped tablespoonfuls of the mixture evenly in the prepared cases, bake for 10 – 15 mins until risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre come out clean.
Transfer the cakes to a wire rack and leave to cool completely if decorating. If not enjoy the still warm vanilla cupcakes with a nice big mug of coffee or tea.
These cupcakes give me the perfect excuse to put my feet up and enjoy my afternoon cup of coffee while my daughter munches away on her cakes, and I blissfuly ignore all the chores waiting my attention…..