- 120 g Flour
- 140 g Caster Sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 40 g Diced Butter
- 120 ml Milk
- 1 Egg
- 250 g Icing Sugar
- 80 g Unsalted Butter
- 25 ml Milk
- 2 Drops Vanilla Essence
- Pink Food Colouring (Optional)
Step 1: Make the Batter
Preheat the oven to 170C. Add 120g flour, 140g caster sugar, 1.5 tsp baking powder, a pinch of salt and 40g unsalted butter. Mix well for 1-2 minutes using a mixer. Add 13ml whole milk and beat until the milk is incorporated.
Step 2: Add the Egg and Vanilla
Whisk the egg, the vanilla extract and remaining milk together in a separate bowl, then add the flour mixture and continue beating until it is incorporated. Continue to mix until you have a smooth mixture. Be careful not to overmix.
Step 3: Bake the Cakes
Spoon the mixture into the paper cakes until they are two thirds full and then bake the cakes in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cakes are light golden and the sponge is springy to the touch.
Step 4: Make the Vanilla Frosting
Beat the icing sugar and butter together with a hand mixer on medium until the mixture forms together and is well mixed. Turn the mixer down. Combine the milk and vanilla extract in a separate bowl then add to the butter mixture a few tablespoons at a time. Once the milk is entirely incorporated, turn the mixer up to high speed. Continue beating until the frosting is really light and fluffy. Spoon over the icing.