Vanilla and Vanilla Cupcakes

Every month all of the UK based people at work have a team breakfast where we each bring something and share, it is our little tradition and I love being a part of it. I have not been to the past few months due to personal issues so this month I thought my donation had to be extra special. So what else than cupcakes… they are for breakfast too right? Here is my recipe for Vanilla and Vanilla Cupcakes:


  • 200g of Butter
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 100g of Flour
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2tbsp of Vanilla Essence
  • 100g of Icing Sugar
  • Chocolate Vermicelli (for decoration)
Vanilla and Vanilla Cupcakes
Vanilla and Vanilla Cupcakes


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C and put your cupcake cases in the tin
  2. Cream together 100g of butter and the sugar
  3. Once smooth sieve in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and mix until crumbly
  4. Then add the eggs and 1 tsbp of the vanilla essence and whisk until combined and your mix is smooth
  5. Pour into the cupcakes cases and leave to settle for a few minutes before placing into the oven for 10-12 minutes (you will know when they are ready by lightly pushing the top and the cake will spring back)
  6. Get them out of the oven and allow to cool
  7. Whilst they are cooling you can prepare the frosting
  8. Add the remaining butter and vanilla essence to a bowl
  9. The sieve in the icing sugar and mix until combined
  10. Using an icing bag or palette knife use to decorate the cooled cupcakes
  11. Finally sprinkle over the chocolate vermicelli to decorate!

Note: This recipe makes 12 cupcakes

These Vanilla and Vanilla Cupcakes are simple but still delicious so if you need something to whip up in a flash but still impress, these come highly recommended!


9 Comments Add yours

  1. The Pootle list says:

    I have been working on getting my vanilla cupcake recipe exactly right. Wondering if you have experimented with oil instead of butter? Thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

    1. Hi, sorry, I don’t really like using oil in cake so try and avoid it!

  2. I would like to see more. 🍓
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  3. looboo1993 says:

    Nice tradition, love how the cupcakes look, would eat loads!

    1. I managed to get one good picture before the icing melted in the heat!

  4. It’s so wickedly wonderful to eat cake for breakfast.

    1. And never inappropriate!

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