ShareI have not been baking for a while now, thanks to my experiments in the kitchen which let it my oven in a bad shape.Now at last I have got it repaired and hopefully will bake more often now.
I kick started my baking sessions with the basic vanilla cupcake.They turned out so soft and just would melt in the mouth.Here is the recipe which is so easy that any one can make it and not go wrong.

  • All purpose flour(maida)-2 1/4cup
  • Sugar-1 1/3rd cup
  • Baking powder-3tsp
  • Salt-1/2tsp
  • Shortening or butter-1/2cup
  • Milk-1cup
  • Vanilla essence-1tsp
  • Eggs-2large
  • Whipped cream/pineapple pieces to decorate(optional)
Preheat the oven for 10minutes at 175°C
Line the cupcake pan with paper cupcake liners.

Mix the flour,baking powder,sugar,salt,milk and shortening and essence in a large bowl.Mix on low using an electric beater for 2mins.You can also use a manual beater,but the cake gets more fluffy using the electric beater.
Add the eggs and beat on high speed for 2mins.
Fill the cupcake liners  to almost 2/3rd with the batter.
Bake for 20mins.Check after 15mins by piercing a toothpick into the cake.If it comes out clean,your cake is cooked.

After being baked,if the cake has risen too much and seems to overflow onto the pan,fill the liners to only half the next time.
Cool for 10mins and remove the cakes from the pan.
Decorate with whipped cream and pineapple chunks or just relish them as they are:-)

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    Priya said...

    Beautigul and elegant cupcakes..

  1. ... on February 14, 2010 at 5:40 PM  
  2. Jagruti said...

    yummy and cute cupcakes!!!

  3. ... on February 14, 2010 at 7:30 PM  
  4. Sushma Mallya said...

    Beautiful cup cakes anjum, looks soft and yummy, and happy valentines day...

  5. ... on February 14, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
  6. Subhashini said...

    It looks very tempting but can you tell me how to prepare without egg.

  7. ... on February 14, 2010 at 10:22 PM  
  8. Gita said...

    Happy Valentines Day :) The cupcakes look very cute!

  9. ... on February 15, 2010 at 5:27 AM  
  10. Anjum said...

    Thanks everyone for the comments.@subhashini,here are the ingredients for eggless cupcake.Method will remain same.

    1/2 cup butter
    1 1/3 cup sugar
    1 cup milk
    2 1/2 cup flour
    1tsp vanilla essence
    3 level tsp baking powder
    1 cup raisins(optional)
    1/2 tsp salt

  11. ... on February 15, 2010 at 6:55 AM  
  12. Kanchan said...

    Hey the cupcakes look very cute !
    Liked your step wise presentation.

  13. ... on February 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
  14. Sharmilee said...

    Hav always wanted to try these...looks yum!

  15. ... on February 24, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
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