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Weekend: Making Cupcakes

5 October 2009

Weekend: Making Cupcakes

Weekend: Making Cupcakes

It’s the school holidays here in Perth, and thought I’d share a great little recipe you can make with the kids.

Usually, I never let the kids fill the cupcake cases, because they make SUCH A MESS! But this time I scooped the mixture into a clean zip-lock bag, snipped a corner off, and handed it to the kids. They had a great time pretending to be factory-working, cake-squirting robots. And they still made a mess. Oh well.

This recipe was so easy to make, it’s a wonder why I ever bought packet-mixtures!

Chocolate-Chip Cupcakes

2 cups SR Flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup castor sugar
125g softened butter
2 eggs
¾ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
½ cup of choc chips (broken bits of chocolate)

1) Preheat oven at 200C.

2) Sift flour, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl.

3) Add butter, eggs, milk, vanilla essence and chocolate chips. Use an electric beater and mix for 1 minute on a SLOW speed.

4) Beat at MEDIUM speed for 2 minutes.

5) Fill cupcake cases. Bake for 10-15 minutes until centre springs back when gently touched.