Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla-Hazelnut Frosting

  • Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla-Hazelnut Frosting




  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1T baking powder
  • 1c water or milk
  • 2T oil
  • 1tsp vanilla extract


  • ¼ cup butter (soft, but not melted)
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4T milk or aquafaba
  • ½ tsp vanilla-hazelnut extract

Cooking Instructions


First, put the cupcake papers in the muffin tin, so you’re not kicking yourself later. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F Then mix all the dry ingredients together and slowly mix in the wet ingredients until you’ve got a runny batter. Pour it into the muffin tin. This should be about 10 cups on a 12 cup tin. Stick muffin tin in oven and ignore that for 15-20 minutes. These are pretty pale when they’re done, so if the edges are starting to brown, get them the fuck out of the oven, because they’ve been in too long.


Smash the greasy stuff together until you stop having a colour difference. Add the liquid and blend it as best you can. Stir the sugar in last, a little at a time. The frosting’s not gonna be light and fluffy, but it is recognisably buttercream frosting.

Once the cupcakes have cooled, slop frosting on them. There should be just about enough for all ten.

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