Vanilla Cupcakes for Valentine's

Made some really simple vanilla butter cupcakes dusted with icing sugar or cocoa powder (using a heart-shaped stencil) for Valentine's. These are really easy to make and they are moist too! Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Vanilla Butter Cupcakes
Close-up of the cocoa powder dusted Vanilla Butter Cupcake

Vanillla Butter Cupcakes (from The Australian Women's Weekly) 
Makes 12 mini cupcakes

- 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
- 90g softened butter (i used unsalted)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp milk

1) Preheat oven to 180C. Line 12-hole muffin pan with paper cases (small ones)
2) Sift flour into small bowl, add butter, extract, sugar, eggs and milk; beat with electric mixer on low speed until ingredients are combined. Keep beating until the mixture is changed to a paler colour
3) Drop 1/4 cup of mixture into cases and bake for about 20 minutes.
4) Stand cakes 5 minutes before turning top-side onto wire rack to cool


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