The vanilla cupcake was the second recipe I ever wrote myself. Having tried a few ‘famous’ recipes and never being able to get on board with their methods or quantities, I chose to start from scratch and baked a blind batch without any guidance – thank god cupcakes are forgiving. The brilliant thing about a basic vanilla sponge is by using fairly equal ratios you can’t go too wrong, it’s more a case of fine tuning and bowl licking!
For me, a cupcake should be light, sweet and with a high ratio of frosting. If you’re not up making the entire recipe, just whip up the frosting and eat with a large spoon! Something I never done 😉