|Cupcakes made for my daughters first birthday|
I am well known here for my cupcakes. Apparently they taste so good I need to open my own cupcake shop. While I wont be doing that, I do love baking them. My mama used to bake them every year for our birthdays. She would place them in a huge wicker basket so I could bring them to school with me to give one to every classmate. We always used to cycle to our school but only on our birthdays my papa would drive us to school. Thought it was always very special and really felt like a birthday girl.
Six years ago I moved The Netherlands to the UK to live with my then boyfriend, now husband. I soon noticed that its not common to bake from ready made mix boxes, unlike in The Netherlands. I had to make everything myself from scratch which was quite a challenge, but am now very proud to have lots of my own dutch baking recipes. Wouldn't dream of having to miss out on all those dutch treats!
I will be sharing my recipes through this blog with you and would love to hear what you think xxx
250 gr self raising flour
250 gr sugar
250 gr soft butter
Vanilla extract to taste (don't be too shy!) or 8 grams vanilla sugar
Electric: 160 C
Fan assisted :145 C
Gas Mark: 3
Time: 35 minutes
Makes about 16 large cupcakes or 24 small ones
Preheat the oven.
Mix the soft butter with the sugar and vanilla. While whisking add one egg at a time. Add the flour while whisking it through. Whisk the mixture for another few minutes.
Fill the cupcakes mould for two third and place in the preheated oven on the centre shelf.
The cupcakes are ready in about 35 minutes.
If you like you could decorate them with butter cream icing when the cupcakes are cooled.
Butter cream icing
Combine 175 gr real butter with 350 gr of icing sugar. Whisk until smooth. Add vanilla extract and combine. Pipe the butter cream on the cupcakes with a piping bag and nozzle. Sprinkle the cupcakes with edible confetti.