Who doesn’t love cake? Well maybe there’s some, but for those who do, here is a easy peasy cupcake recipe for you!
If you have seen any of my other baking posts, you’ll know I’m not a great baker. Whenever I make cakes they never quite turn out to be the finished article I’m hoping for!
But one way for fool proof baking is to use a pre made cake mixture, from someone like Betty Crocker (#notspons). I find for someone like me who is a tad impatient and not overly confident with getting the recipe correct, this method is a saviour.
So for this recipe (which is actually very simple) I purchased the below items:
As per the instructions on the cake mixture packet I placed the eggs, oil and cake mixture into a bowl as pictured below:
Once the ingredients in the bowl were all combined I scooped (hint- use an ice cream scoop) the mixture into cupcake cases. I purchased these one’s from the brand Wilton in Hobby Craft.
Place the filled cupcake cases into the oven and wait for it to do it’s magic!
Hopefully your cakes will come out the oven looking something like this. I was pleasantly surprised in how well these came out as normally my cupcakes come out rather lop sided!
I then proceeded to make butter cream icing to decorate my cakes. I used this recipe from BBC Good Food.
With my buttercream icing I wanted to try something a bit different, so I also purchased from Hobby Craft a trio icing bag set from Wilton’s. This basically has three separate icing bags and you fill each bag with a different colour of icing. You then pipe the three colours together to get a rainbow of icing!
Below I evenly separated the buttercream into cups to then add one colour of food colouring to each cup.
(Background note- when I took a look inside my baking cupboard, I found my food colourings where out of date. So my lovely hubby walked the 30 min round trip to the supermarket to get me some more! Thanks Dan!)
Below are the three colours mixed into the butter cream ready to go in the icing bags!
And here are the finished cakes. I also used some shimmery edible fine glitter and hundreds and thousands to decorate the cakes.
I’m proud to say these came out quite well (for me anyway!). A simple but effective cake recipe that can be used for any occasion (even if it’s just for yourself!).
I hope you enjoyed this post!
Love and hugs,
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