THE ULTIMATE VANILLA CUPCAKES
Ready in 30 mins + cooling Makes 12 cupcakes 50g butter, at room temperature ½ cup caster sugar 1 egg 2 Tbsp golden syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ tsp baking soda ½ cup warm milk 1¼ cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 recipe vanilla buttercream (see below)
or icing of your choice Preheat oven to 180C fanbake and arrange paper cases inside 12 muffin pans. Beat butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Beat in egg, golden syrup and vanilla extract. Stir baking soda into warm milk and fold into butter mixture alternately with dry ingredients. Divide mixture between paper cases and bake until lightly golden (15 minutes). Allow to cool before icing. Best eaten within 2 days or can be frozen, un-iced.