There’s just four simple steps to enjoying these never fail cupcakes – just mix, bake, ice and serve. They’ll be ready to devour within 30 minutes!

15 min
15 min



  1. 125g butter, softened
  2. 2 large eggs
  3. 1tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
  4. 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour, sifted
  5. 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  6. 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  7. 1/4 tsp salt
  8. 2 tsp baking powder


  1. Dr. Oetker Buttercream Icing
  2. 1 tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
  3. 1 drop Queen Red Food Colour Gel
  4. Icing Flowers, to decorate

Method - Cupcakes

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth with an electric mixer. Place mixture into lined cupcake trays using a spoon and bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool while preparing icing.

Method - Icing

  1. Step 1

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl with milk and beat using electric mixers as per packet instructions. Add Vanilla Bean Paste and food colour gel, then ice cupcakes using a spatula. Finish by decorating with icing decorations.

To freeze ahead, simply prepare cupcakes and allow to cool completely before wrapping individually in cling wrap. Freeze for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw completely and prepare icing as per instructions when ready to serve.

We love Dr.Oetker Buttercream Icing. It’s the same Queen recipe you know and love, with brand new packaging by our sister brand, Dr. Oetker.

See their full range of products on the Dr.Oetker Australia website.

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