Bridal Shower Cupcakes: Easy Recipe

These little iced cakes are just perfect for wedding showers. They’re also easy to make, and they taste good too.

Cake Ingredients

1 cup (4 ounces) self-rising flour (self-raising flour)
Half cup (4 ounces) superfine sugar (caster sugar)
1 stick (half cup, or 4 ounces) softened butter
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
A few drops of vanilla extract

Ingredients For The Icing

1 and a half cups (6 ounces) confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar, or icing sugar)
1 tablespoon or so of warm water
A drop or 2 of food coloring (optional)

You will also need

A cupcake pan
12 baking cupcake liners
Cake decorations – Perhaps some candy


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees centigrade, or gas mark 4).
2. Sit the paper baking cups in the cupcake pan.
3. Put the flour, baking powder, superfine sugar, butter, eggs, and the vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl.
4. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined – An electric hand mixer will make this job easy.
5. Divide the mixture equally between the paper liners.
6. Bake on the center shelf of the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the cakes are nicely risen, a pale golden color, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
7. Transfer to a wire cooling rack. Leave to cool.

Icing Instructions

1. Sift the confectioners’ sugar into a bowl.
2. Stirring well after each addition, and adding only a little warm water at a time, mix until smooth and fairly thick.
3. If using, now add a drop or two of food coloring, and stir well.
4. Icing and adorning with your chosen cake decorations as you go, decorate the top of each cupcake in turn.

Cook’s tip

If your homemade icing seems a little runny, simply add a little more confectioners’ sugar, and if too stiff, a drop or two more of warm water.

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