Tried & Tested:

As I’ve got more into baking and making, I seem to spend more and more time on the internet looking for hints, tips and generally learning about cake!

A great resource that I’ve found is for everything cake related. If you are a beginner or well advanced and just looking for some inspiration you are sure to find something on this site.  A few minutes here can turn into hours so beware!

As I’m in search for the perfect cupcake, the Wilton vanilla cupcake recipe didn’t pass me by without trying it!  I had a go and they came out OK but not the best that I’ve seen or tasted.  I like using the American method of ‘cups’ as measurements but not sure that it works the best in this instance.  There are plenty of other recipes that I will give a try in the future.  Here’s their recipe:

Vanilla Cupcakes (Makes 24ish)


  • 3 cups cake flour sifted
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk

1. Preheat oven to 170°C/ 350°F.

2. Line pan with baking cups.

3. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt

4. In large bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy.

5. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.

6. Add dry mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Continue beating for one minute.

7. Pour into prepared cups.

8. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean.

9. Cool 10 minutes.

10. Turn out onto cooling rack; cool completely.

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