Easy Cupcake Recipe & Strawberry Icing

Nothing says sweet & simple like the cupcake. Here’s my foolproof-extremely-delicious cupcake recipe.

easy cupcake recipe

Would you believe me if I told you I don’t even own an electric mixer? I’m serious; IT’S TRUE!   It broke years ago and I’ve never bothered to replace it.  So I use a fork and a whisk to stir the mixture but it’s probably best to beat it with an electric mixer. However, if you’re lazy like me, the cupcakes work out every time for me {whispering} even if I don’t beat the ingredients well.


3/4 cup white sugar

125 grams butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

2 cups self-raising flour

Pinch salt


1. Cream butter and sugar

2. Add eggs and vanilla and mix

3. Add Milk and mix

4. Add flour and salt and mix

5. Divide into 12 cupcake cases.

6. Cook in a 170 oven for 15 mintues or until slightly golden on top and the cakes spring back to touch.

Strawberry Icing:

1 cup icing sugar

1 tablespoon butter

1 thawed frozen or fresh strawberry (mashed)


1. Mash strawberry.

2. Beat all ingredients well.

3. Add a little water if needed.

Decorate cupcake as desired.

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  • Reply
    March 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Oh yum yum yum!!!

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      March 8, 2011 at 10:10 am

      I thought of you Ash when I was making the strawberry icing. Love strawberry icing

  • Reply
    March 8, 2011 at 9:04 am

    You have an amazing knack for simple and delicious recipes, Kel! Nic @PlanningQueen does too.

    • Reply
      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      March 8, 2011 at 10:20 am

      Thanks BC. It’s my speciality: cooking REALLY simple things that still taste okay. I try to make it into an art form…..lol

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    Sharron Peacock
    March 8, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Will give it a go next time I want to cook cupcakes 🙂

  • Reply
    Busy Brissy Mum
    March 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Easy peasy recipes are the best! This one looks delicious Kelly.

  • Reply
    March 9, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Besides the delicious looking cake, I am in love with the saucer! So cute!!!

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    Rose Gold
    March 19, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Strawberry icing looks great. I love to try that one since I always make some chocolate icing. I think chocolate and strawberry icing will be a great combination.

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    Piano Schoenhut
    March 21, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Even if you didn’t use electric mixer it still looks perfect. The frosting just looks like a moist sugar glazed. I think I should give it a try.

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