For all those who love cupcakes, this week is a very exciting one. It's National Cupcake Week, an event organised by the British Baker magazine to honour our love for these little treats. This means we finally have a valid excuse to bake some yummy cupcakes. So go ahead, set aside half an hour and make yourselves a batch of these delicious cupcakes.
150g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract or grated zest of a lemon
1)Beat the sugar and butter together till light and fluffy
2)Gradually beat in the eggs, one by one
3)Fold in the flour and baking powder along with the vanilla or lemon zest.
4)Fill the cupcake cases just over 3/4 full and bake at 180C for 20-25 mins
200g icing sugar
2 tbsp milk
Melt the butter and mix with the icing sugar until fluffy and light, then stir in the milk. At this point you can add any food colouring that you want, my colour of choice is usually pink.
Now sit back and enjoy the joy that is this amazing week