Friday, 30 May 2014

Custard Cupcakes

If you looking for soft, fluffy, simple, child friendly cupcakes I have just the recipe for you! This recipe came to mind after I was bored of my old go-to Fairy Cakes and wanted something with a slight change in taste and texture. I whipped them up exceptionally fast, took after my Mum and made a huge mess and worked very quickly! I made them for my niece and nephew (husbands side, my sisters are yet to make me an Aunt!) to decorate this afternoon. We all enjoyed it, I think the adults enjoyed eating them just as much as the kids did decorating them! A fun afternoon activity for those hot summer days when you simply can't go outside.

I actually first tasted these a looong time ago, baked by a friend who then passed on the recipe. The custard powder gives a subtle custard flavor and the texture is oh so light. Give these a go, your family and friends will love you for it and most likely ask for the recipe.

  • 125g butter, room temp
  • 1/2 C caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C self raising flour
  • 1/2 C custard powder
  • 1/2 C milk

  1. Preheat oven to 175C (fan-forced). Line a 12 hole cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Using a free standing mixer, electric hand mixer or muscle power, beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, stirring to combine.
  4. Add half of the flour, fold to combine followed by half of the custard powder and then half of the milk, folding in between each addition. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  5. Divide mixture between the cupcake liners using an ice cream scoop to get an even amount. I got around 20 cupcakes from the mixture. 
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tops bounce back up if pressing them lightly.
  7. Cool and decorate as you please. I made a simple glacé icing using pure icing sugar and water with a little colouring to make it fun as well as plenty of sprinkles.