Feather-light patty cakes

I've been looking for a great recipe for light and fluffy cupcakes, and finally have got it sorted! These little cakes are feather light and delicious.

2 large tablespoons softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence (plus and optional 1/4 tsp)
2 eggs, lightly beaten at room temperature
2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
3/4 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (fan-forced) and line enough muffin/cake pans for 18 cupcakes. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Sift in the flour and add milk. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Place the mixture into the patty cases and bake for exactly 30 minutes. Decorate your cupcakes accordingly, and you're welcome to draw some inspiration from the attached photos.


Please note: Unless specificed, all the images on this blog have been taken by me.


  1. these are so tasty!
    i love this recipe!

  2. these look delish!!
    cant wait to try them!


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