Cupcakes (Basic Batter Recipe) Recipe
Cupcakes (Basic Batter Recipe)
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

My neighbor, Micheline, makes these delicious cupcakes. Here are her secrets:

  • Stir the batter by hand, instead of using a mixer. The texture will be slightly heavier, but that's its charm. It's an old-fashioned cake like our mothers and grandmothers used to make.
  • I use half milk, half orange juice. The orange flavor doesn't stand out, but adds a little something extra!
  • If you like orange, you can use all orange juice, adding some grated zest to really bring out the orange flavor.
- 225 g (1 cup) softened butter
- 125 g (1/2 cup) sugar
- 3 eggs
- 250 ml (1 cup) milk or orange juice (or half and half)
- 500 ml (2 cups) white flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
  1. In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder and liquid - it's important to proceed by small amounts, alternating wet and dry ingredients. Combine until smooth.
  4. Pour into buttered floured tins; bake for about 20 minutes at 180° C (350° F).

Decorate with your choice of icing. See recipes.

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