Simple, sweet and wonderfully Vanilla. These will become your go-to Vanilla Cupcake recipe in no time!

10 min
20 min


  1. 100g butter, softened
  2. 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup (185g) caster sugar
  3. 2 tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 1/3 cup (200g) self-raising flour, sifted
  6. 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
Vanilla Bean Frosting
  1. 100g butter, softened
  2. 3 cups (450g) icing sugar mixture
  3. 1 tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
  4. 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  5. Flower Icing Decorations

Method - Cupcakes

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 170°C (fan forced). Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add the Vanilla Bean Paste and mix well.

  2. Step 2

    Add eggs one at a time and beat lightly. Add sifted flour and milk in two batches, stir with a wooden or metal spoon, until just combined. Spoon into 12 muffin cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.

Method - Frosting

  1. Step 1

    To prepare frosting, beat butter until pale and creamy, then add Vanilla Bean Paste. Add sifted icing mixture gradually, beating after each addition, then add milk and beat to combine. Spread over cooled cupcakes and decorate with sugar flower decorations.

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