This is a simple recipe for all-in-one buns that I got from my friend Jen. She got it from her Mam, (who does not like buns being called cupcakes!) and the recipe has changed a few times along the way!
150g butter (softened)
3/4 cup caster sugar (170g)
1 tsp vanilla
1.5 cups flour (210g)
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 cup milk (60ml)
Cream the butter and sugar together.
Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat well.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into another bowl. Add half of this into the first bowl and gently combine. Add half the milk and gently combine. Repeat with the rest of the flour mix & milk.
You can also take the lazy route and bung all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and whizz until combined.
Fill bun cases to 3/4 full (12 large muffin-sized ones or 18 fairy cake size).
Bake for 5 mins at Gas mark 7 / 220 Deg C. then reduce the temperature to Gas mark 5 / 190 Deg C and bake until golden on top and spongy to the touch (another 15 mins for large buns, 10 mins for small).
The last time I made these I made a hole in each (cooled) bun with a cupcake plunger and filled the hole with raspberry jam before topping with buttercream. Delicious! (If you don’t have a cupcake plunger, you can use an apple corer or a teaspoon).
Do give these a try, and leave a comment below when you do!