Easy Vanilla cupcakes and icing is a paid collaborative post with limited edition HARIBO Starmix “Hunt the Double Yolker” #HuntTheDoubleYolker. What I love about this recipe for easy vanilla cupcakes and icing is that you use one 250g block of butter to make both the cakes and the icing, so no need to open a second block to make the icing.
When Haribo contacted us to work with them on their #HuntTheDoubleYolker campaign I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share with you our go to cupcake and icing recipe. I adore this recipe as it only uses one block of butter, plus my boys’ can make this with their eyes closed (OK only kidding on the eyes closed)!
This Easter fans of HARIBO Starmix have an extra treat – in the special limited edition ‘Hunt the Double Yolker’ bags you could win a premium UK family break.
20 very special Hand-crafted ‘Double Yolker’ sweets have been randomly distributed in packs around the UK and the people who are lucky enough to find them will be able to claim a fabulous family holiday with Forest Holidays.
We used our Habibo as cupcake toppers and Mini made the cakes and icing and it was a lovely treat. Plus they lasted much longer than a bag of Starmix does usually in this Mad House!
One of the things that always stops us making cupcakes and icing is the fact that often we forget to take more than one block of butter out of the fridge, but with this recipe you don’t have to worry and it makes 12 cupcakes.
Easy Vanilla Cupcakes and Icing
These vanilla cupcakes and icing are simple, delicious and only use one block of butter
For the Cupcakes
- 110 grams Butter Room Temperature
- 110 grams Caster Sugar
- 2 Eggs Medium
- 1 tspn Vanilla Extract
- 110 grams Self Raising Flour
- 2 tblspn Milk
For the Icing
- 140 grams butter Room Temperature
- 230 grams Icing Sugar
- 1 tspn vanilla bean paste
- 1 tblespn Milk
For the Toppers
- 1 Pack Haribo Starmix
For the cupcakes
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line 12 holes in a shallow muffin tin with cupcake cases – We are a big fan of B&M cake cases
Cream the butter and sugar together until the mixture lightens in colour and isn’t too grainy.
Beat the eggs and vanilla in a cup, then add the butter mixture a little at a time along with the flour
The mixture wants to fall off a spoon, so you may need to add a tablespoon or two of milk to loosen the mixture, before spooning into cake cases.
Cook the cakes for 12-15 mins – they should be firm to the touch and slightly golden brown (you can check by inserting a skewer and if it comes out clean then they are cooked). Cool in the tin for 5 mins, then lift them out gently and leave to cool completely
For the icing
To make the icing, mix the butter until it is very soft, add in the icing sugar a little at a time, then beat in a splash of the milk and the vanilla bean paste as you need to give you a soft icing that can be piped easily. Scrape the icing into an icing bag fitted with a star nozzle. Ice the cakes in swirls, starting in the centre and working outwards
Top with a Haribo Starmix
We really enjoyed making and eating these cakes!
Just in case you aren’t one of the lucky 20 people to win a holiday, you have an extra chance to win a pretty cool HARIBO prize here. They have sent me an awesome “Hunt The Double Yolker” kit and one of my readers can win the same. It contains a great speed challenge game with a special poster, scorecard, magnifying glass, timer and blindfold, and of course, plenty of Starmix to keep you going.
To have a chance to win a specially produced HARIBO Hunt The Double Yolker kit, enter using the Gleam form below.
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Cherry flavoured flowers.
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Strawberry milkshake bottles or cherries
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pineapple shapes and flavour.
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Kiwi flavoured frog shape
watermelon flavoured octopus 🙂
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Werthers original flavour bear faces and bear paws
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banana flavoured soft chew
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cherry flavour as a star shape
pineapple flavour in little pineapple shapes
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Lemon flavoured lemon shape
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There should be a star, maybe pink bubblegum
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A unicorn since all the kids are obsessed with them at the moment
A milkshake bottle
cherry flavoured dogs
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A blueberry flavoured dolphin
a blueberry flavoured bow
ACE prize!! Cup cakes look amazing – cool use of Haribo XX
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Banana flavoured foam banana
Pineapple shaped star
unicorn or owl shapes
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a jelly octopus
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Pear flavoured jelly men
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lemon flavoured moon
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orange flavoured smiling sun
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Vanilla flavoured Clouds
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Passionfruit flavoured shaped suns
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Cherryade flavoured bottles