I call these basic cupcakes because with them, you can play around with all types of decoration topping to make different themed cupcakes, such as the adorable Easter Nest Cupcakes. Another reason is that they are really easy – I was successful on my first attempt even though I had only one successful baking attempt (and many disastrous attempts) prior to this.
Not only is the recipe easy, it also has minimal ingredients. If you are a total noob in baking just like me, I think this is the perfect cupcake recipe to use. As with all cupcakes (as opposed to muffins), they usually need some kind of frosting or fondue on top to make it more complete. However, they taste good on their own too and I am equally happy to enjoy them plain.
With this basic and easy cupcake recipe, you can play around with all types of decoration and topping to make different themed cupcakes.
Serves: 8 mid-sized cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Adapted from 500 Muffins and Cupcakes by Fergal Connolly