Friday, October 22, 2010

Cupcakes on impulse.


I had a super morning today. I had breakfast with my brother and sister and went shopping. My sister was meant to be going on a picnic, and had to make something to take, so we went back to my house to make some cupcakes. Actually, I didn't make them, Caitlin did. All I did was get the ingredients out of the cupboard and take photos. How good of me!
I didn't even get to taste a cupcake. Caitlin ran off to her picnic as soon as they were iced. But that's ok, I don't mind. I'm cool like that.


This is our basic cupcake recipe. It's from Nigella Lawson's "How to be a Domestic Goddess." We use this one because it's a simple one-bowl recipe (They're always the best, aren't they?). And when you've only got 20 minutes before you have to be at a picnic, they're the perfect thing to make. This recipe has been made so many times that the page in the book has become worn; greasy and floury with age. I often add another flavour to the cakes, lemon for instance, just mix the zest in before you put them into the paper cases and use lemon juice instead of milk.

From Nigella Lawson's "How to be a Domestic Goddess"

Oven 200C
Makes 12

125g butter
125g sugar
2 eggs
125g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp milk

Put all the ingredients, except milk, in a bowl, and mix with electric mixers until smooth.
Slowly add the milk, not all at once, until you get a "soft, dropping consistency"
Bake for 15-20 mins.
Cool before icing.


  1. I want Caitlin's dress! I wish she wasn't so darn tiny. She looks so sweet!

  2. I know! She's so pretty all the time. She had this really cute little straw hat on as well. I wish I could wear clothes like that!

  3. hahah kirby we are the same size i bet!
    this is so wik ursh pursh !


  4. thanks caitlin. i bet you are too! x

  5. from caitlin btw! i don't know how to comment with out being anonymous!

  6. I couldn't live without my sunbeam cupcake maker and nigella lawsons recipe. fml it's amazing.