Cupcakes and Muffins

Vanilla Cupcakes


12 cupcakes

15 minutes

15-20 minutes



  • 100 grams butter, softened

  • 180 grams caster sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • 200 grams self raising flour

  • 125 mls milk


  • 200 mls dark chocolate

  • 1/2 cup cream


  • Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with patty cases.
  • Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time and beat until just combined.
  • Spoon mixture evenly among the patty cases.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Check with a skewer and if it comes out clean they are cooked.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Melt chocolate and cream in the microwave for 20 seconds bursts, checking. Do this until chocolate is melted.
  • Stir chocolate and cream until all chocolate is melted and incorporated into the cream. Leave to cool, to allow to thicken slightly.
  • When cupcakes are completely cooled. Mix ganache and put into a piping bag and pipe on top of cupcakes.
  • If you want to double amount of these, just add double amount of ingredients and triple ingredients if you want a triple batch.

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