Plain Cupcakes

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by KiwiMegan

From a kids' cookbook I had lying around, these are made to be coloured with food colouring and iced for flavour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (350F). Line a 12-hole patty cake tin with paper cases.
  2. Put the flour, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and food colouring in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat for 4minutes or until the cake is smooth.
  3. Spoon the cake mixture into the paper cases until they are 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the cupcakes have risen. Remove from the oven to cool.
  5. To make the icing: sift icing sugar into a bowl, and add the butter, hot water and a few drops of food colouring. Mix until smooth. Spread the icing over the cakes and top with sweets or sprinkles.

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