Vanilla cupcakes

Recipe: Vanilla cupcakes


  • 3 1/4 cups gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free soy milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Frosting – 150g Nuttelex margarine spread 250g pure icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • Pink, blue and green food colouring


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line two 12-hole, 1/3 cup-capacity muffin pans with paper cases.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large bowl. Make a well in centre. Place soy milk in a jug. Add oil, followed by vinegar. Using a fork, lightly whisk until just combined. Pour mixture into well. Using a wooden spoon, stir twice to combine. Using an electric mixer, beat for 2 minutes. Add vanilla. Beat for 1 minute or until pale and creamy.
  3. Spoon 2 rounded tablespoons mixture into each case. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of 1 cake comes out clean. Stand in pan for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Make frosting Using an electric mixer, beat spread and sugar until combined. Add vanilla and water. Beat for 3 minutes or until creamy. Divide mixture between 3 bowls. Tint each with food colouring.
  5. Decorate cake tops with frosting (see note). Serve.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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