Simple Cupcake Recipe


Hi, my name is Safa, I’m 11 years old and I will be sharing & posting some of my favourite kid-friendly recipes here on our family food blog. I hope to attract and help children and young adults alike to get more confident and creative in the kitchen. Because believe me, if I can do it, you can too. I will start my chain of experiences with this simple cupcake recipe.

This simple cupcake recipe is perfect for kids to try at home. There’s nothing like good old homemade cupcakes. These are my favourite because they come out so soft and spongy in the inside yet so nice and crispy on the outside. These cupcakes are so easy to make and even better to taste 😉 when I first tried this recipe I remember being so impressed. The batter was so thick and creamy and when I put it in the oven it looked so tasty. Then when they were finally done everyone in the family ate them and they were so delicious.

Once you have a good recipe for the basic cupcake batter, the options are endless. You can decorate it however you want, and make it look as pro or as amateur as you want. From buttercream frosting to fresh cream and cream cheese frosting, and fresh fruits to chocolate and sprinkles, any kid would have a fun time creating their own masterpiece in the kitchen!

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I would highly recommend this recipe because, I have tried several other cupcake recipes but they either came out too greasy, too hard or just didn’t work at all, it was a disaster until I found this recipe from

Simple Cupcake Recipe

The sponge of these beauties was so lovely and tasty, it’s hard to believe that there are only five ingredients in it, you couldn't possibly take one bite without taking another. The sponge rose nicely in the oven and it looked and smelt so amazing I couldn’t wait to eat them.
The buttercream was so light and fluffy, the perfect texture for piping onto the cupcakes and held it's shape very well. When I made the buttercream, I halved it and made one-half chocolate and the other half vanilla, but that is optional. You can also add colour to it by adding some food colouring, however, I preferred to just add cocoa powder to make it chocolate. When I piped the cream onto the cupcakes, they looked beautiful, I loved it so much. I made chocolate, vanilla and a mix of both. I have to say that this is the best buttercream I have ever made & tasted.
Now I can make them whenever I need them for something or just fancy a sweet treat. The best thing about baking at home is that you know what's in it. 😉
Servings 12
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 110 g butter softened
  • 110 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 sachet baking powder
  • 110 g flour

butter cream

  • 150 g butter softened
  • 300 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tblsp milk


  • Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and fill a 12 cupcake tray with cases.
  • Using an electric whisk beat 110g softened butter and 110g golden caster sugar together until pale and fluffy then whisk in 2 large eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  • Add ½ tsp vanilla extract, 110g flour and a pinch of salt, whisk until just combined then spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases.
  • Bake for 15 mins until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

butter cream

  • To make the buttercream, whisk 150g softened butter until super soft then add 300g icing sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
  • Whisk together until smooth (start off slowly to avoid an icing sugar cloud) then beat in 3 tbsp milk.
  • If wanting to colour, stir in the food colouring now. Spoon or pipe onto the cooled cupcakes.


Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: cupcakes

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