Birthday Cupcakes Recipes

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Chocolate Cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes


  • I cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (45g) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk, at room temperature


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
    Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla together until combined.
  • Pour half of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • Then half of the buttermilk.
  • Gently whisk for a few seconds.
  • Repeat with the remaining wet ingredients and buttermilk.
  • Pour the batter into the liners.
  • Fill only halfway to avoid spilling over the sides or sinking.
  • Bake for 18-20 min,
    insert toothpick in the center, its ready if it come out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  • Frost cooled cupcakes.
  • Top with sprinkles.

Vanilla Cupcakes
Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes


  • Butter – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Eggs – 2
  • Flour – 2 cups
  • Milk – half cup
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tbsp
For decoration
  • Icing sugar – 1 cup
  • Sprinklers like stars or berries

Steps to follow

  • Heat the oven to 180C. Take two muffin tins and grease them.
  • Take a bowl and mix the flour and eggs.
  • Whisk thoroughly and mix sugar into the mixture.
  • Add milk and vanilla essence to the mixture.
  • Now, add butter and keep whisking.
  • Once a smooth paste is obtained, pour it into the tins.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Insert a toothpick to check whether the mixture is baked or not.
  • If it is thoroughly cooked then remove the cupcakes from the tins.
  • Mix the icing sugar with a little amount of water in order to make a thick paste.
  • Drizzle it over the cakes once they are cooled.
  • Sprinkle your toppings like stars and berries while the icing is wet.
  • Leave them to set for some time before serving.



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