Tea Time Recipes for Dads with Kids – Vanilla Cupcakes with Nutella Toppings

CupcakeServes 12


To make cupcakes:
85g self-raising flour
70g all-purpose plain flour
113g unsalted butter, softened
170g caster sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
½ cup milk
½ tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 170°C.
  • Line muffin tins with cupcake papers.

              – Kids can help to line the muffin tins.

  • In a small bowl, combine the flours. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

             – Kids can help with the adding of eggs into the mixer.

  • Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not over beat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended.
  • Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about ¾ full.

              – Kids can help to spoon batter into the cupcake liners.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Cool the cupcakes in tins for 15 minutes. Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before spreading on the toppings.
  • Try easy toppings combining yummy Nutella spread with:
  1. Sprinkles
  2. Bananas
  3. Granola and cranberries
  4. Vanilla ice cream
  5. Strawberries and whipped cream
  6. A sprinkling of your favourite chopped nuts

            – Kids can have fun selecting their favourite topping and decorating the cupcakes with their daddies.

Categories: At Home, Hobbies & Crafts, Indoors, Low Budget, Short


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