Sweet and simple, these classic cupcakes are a lovely way to keep little hands busy in the kitchen. Decorate with a swirl of  buttercream and our Tasty Sprinkles for a simple and delicious treat.

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 Buttercream

  1. 250g butter, softened
  2. 3 cups (450g) icing sugar mixture
  3. 2 tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste

Method - Cupcakes

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 170°C (fan forced). Line a 12 hole cupcake tin with cases and set aside.

  2. Step 2

    In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Step 3

    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 prepared cases to ¾ full and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Allow to cool in tin for 5 minutes before placing onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Method - Buttercream

  1. Step 1

    Place butter in bowl of a stand mixing and beat on medium-high speed for 6-8 minutes until pale and fluffy.

  2. Step 2

    With mixer off, sift in icing sugar and Vanilla Bean Paste, folding to combine. Return to mixer and beat until combined, approximately 2-3 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Pipe onto cupcakes and decorate using our Tasty Sprinkles for an extra dash of colour and flavour!

Recipe tip:

Our vanilla buttercream can be turned into other delicious flavours:

– Chocolate buttercream: Simply add 1/4 cup cocoa powder, mixing to combine.

– Strawberry buttercream: Add 2 tsp of Queen Strawb’ry & Cream Flavour for Icing and Queen Rose Pink Food Colour, mixing to combine.

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