Basic Cupcake

Basic Cupcake

Cupcakes or Fairy cakes are a delightful addition to any birthday or tea party. You can decorate them however you wish. Light and airy, they are a must for the birthday tea or celebration.
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Course: Afternoon Tea, Birthday parties, Celebrations, Snack
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 12 cupcakes


  • 3/4 cup soft tub margarine
  • 1 cup – 2 tbsp cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°F/ 175°C
  • Grease the cupcake tins or put paper liners in each individual hole.
  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl and beat well with an electric mixer or electric hand whisk for 3-4 minutes until evenly mixed. If it is too thick add a little milk.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, level the surface and bake in the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes.


Decorate them however you wish, you can just dust them with icing sugar (powdered sugar) or use butter icing, simple icing, fondant, marzipan, chocolate. The ways to decorate are endless. 
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