Many of us walk through the mall and suddenly you see this big window display of the bakery. When looking inside you see this romantic display of different cupcakes with the finest dressing, sparkles, and colorful displays.
You stand amazed and think to yourself, wow, and wish you could also be making those delicious exotic cupcakes at home. You can and we are here to help you as we know that on your mind you have the same questions as many do, “How to make homemade cupcakes,” not including the fuss.
How to make homemade cupcakes without the fuss
The key to making your own homemade cupcakes are easy and with the following basic ingredients and some simple steps, you will be standing in your kitchen looking at your first freshly baked cupcakes. The basic cupcake consists of the following ingredients:
- 8oz unsalted butter, softened.
- 8oz caster sugar
- 8oz self-raising flour
- Pinch of salt
- 4 medium eggs
- 4 tbsp milk
- Optional Ice-cream scoop or dessert spoon
- 2 x 12-hole muffin tins lined with cupcake paper cases
Start by keeping yourself organized, as you do not want to end up with piled up dishes. As the ingredients mixed, you only need one bowl for mixing. Start off by measuring the caster sugar, butter, placing it directly into the bowl, and clean up as you go along.
Preheat the oven to 350° F and start by mixing the two ingredients together, making it smooth as you go along by hand with a wooden spoon or by using a hand mixer on low speed. When combining your dry ingredients with the liquid you need to start and end with dry ingredients as this helps to get perfect uniformity.
Add your four medium eggs gradually by mixing the batter while adding. Now add the milk, mix well, and start adding your salt and self-raising flour, mixing it into a firm batter. Take your muffin tins with the paper casings and use the ice-cream scoop as measuring device to add that mixture to the paper casings as this allows you to keep it even, baking consistent sizes.
Place in oven and bake for approximately 18 minutes checking them with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, you can remove them from the oven and leave to cool before preparing them with icing or other decorations of choice.
Making homemade frosting for your cupcakes
No cupcake looks perfect without its decoration and many have asked, “How to make homemade cupcake frosting?” Many people buy off the rack frosting as it keeps their work to a minimum when compared to your own homemade frosting. However, with some simple steps you can make different frostings for your delicious cupcakes by adding cream cheese, chocolate, honey, maple, peanut butter, lemon and more. Pair up the ingredients to use on your vanilla or chocolate cupcakes.
Homemade Frosting Recipe for 12 cupcakes
- 8 oz unsalted butter
- 17 oz icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Start by adding the icing sugar and butter into a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to whisk them together at low speed until you have a fluffy and light mixture. Now, add a tsp of vanilla to the mixture and combine or replace it with other natural extracts like rose, lemon, or orange. Keep in your refrigerator and use when needed by removing it and leaving it at room temperature for a couple hours and frost your cupcakes.
Making delicious chocolate homemade cupcakes
How to make homemade chocolate cupcakes is easy by using the previously mentioned recipe and adding about two ounces of your favorite plain chocolate, 1/3 cup of full-fat sour cream, ½ cup of cocoa powder Dutch, and ½ cup plus one tbsp of canola oil.
Preheat your oven at 350° F take a mixing bowl with your hand mixer and add the butter and castor sugar combining them until fluffy. Place the chocolate in a microwave dish or double boiler and melt leave until you are able to touch it without the burning and add to your butter mixture, mix until combined.
Add your eggs one at a time while mixing in between. Now, prepare your oil, sour cream, and vanilla separately and combine well. Sift your flour, and cocoa powder into a separate bowl and use a fork to whisk it making sure that the ingredients mixes well.
Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients by starting with adding the sour cream mixture to your butter mixture, mixing well and adding your dry ingredients last and combining well. Fill your cupcake holders and place in over for 18 minutes and testing with a toothpick until you find it comes out clear.
Remove them from the cupcake tin and leave on cooling rack to cool down and decorate.
Homemade vanilla cupcakes
How to make homemade vanilla cupcakes is simple by following the exact recipe above leave out the chocolate and instead of using one tsp of vanilla extract use two tsp to give it an extra vanilla taste and decorate to your heart’s content with different decorations from frosting with colorful jelly sweets on top.
How to make homemade cupcakes is easy by following once basic recipe you can add different other ingredients to make a variety of delicious cupcakes with sweet frosting for your family to enjoy and become a master chef at it. Enjoy the baking!