Plain sponge cupcakes recipe and how to

These plain sponge cupcakes are as basic baking as you can get: This recipe will make 12 ready for you to do with as you wish.

And you need just four ingredients costing a few pence each to make these easy and simple fairy cake bases.

You could add a teaspoon of vanilla extract if you have it or keep them completely plain.


  • Self raising flour 115 g
  • Caster sugar 115 g
  • Butter 115 g
  • Eggs 2

How to make plain sponge cupcakes:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a big bowl
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  3. Mix together with a wooden spoon until there are no lumps and a smooth batter has formed.
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  5. Some suggest adding a splash of milk if you’ve got some to hand for best results
  6. Spoon around 1-2 tablespoons for the mixture into cupcake cases.
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  8. Bake at 180 degrees for 20-30 minutes until firm and golden
  9. Allow too cool
  10. Decorate as you wish!
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