Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting…

Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious cupcake? After a whimsical themed High Tea at the Chesterfield Hotel in London, this simple cupcake recipe definitely deserves a mention.


125g melted and cooled unsalted butter

1½ cups self-raising flour sifted

¾ cup cater sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract or paste

½teaspoon baking powder

2 eggs

½ cup milk


¾ cup single pouring cream

375g white chocolate, grated or finely chopped

2 teaspoons vanilla extract or paste


Preheat oven to 160˚C (325˚F) and place paper cases into a muffin tin.

In a large bowl combine butter, flour, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, eggs and milk and whisk until well combined.

Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Completely cool on wire racks.

For the frosting, stir cream over a small saucepan over low heat. Do not boil. Place the chocolate in a large bowl and pour the cream over. Stir ganache gently to combine and melt chocolate and set aside for 2 minutes. Refrigerate until just cool. Add the vanilla and whisk until soft peaks form. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag and pipe onto each cupcake. Decorate and enjoy 😊

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40 thoughts on “Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting…

  1. Oh my! Heaven on a plate. And such timing! I have friends coming on Sunday and have decided to make some sort of an English tea for them. Since they are all French. These are must … I think even the French must respect that this is serious competition for a Macaroon!!!

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      1. I will! I’ll try and remember to take pictures. I’m planning cucumber sandwiches (an english MUST), Smoked Salmon sandwiches, scones (lemon ones with cream and fresh raspberry jam) and these cupcakes will be the finale! Happy happy days … nothing beats afternoon tea 🙂

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  2. I did some baking today too. My sister and I baked two victoria sponged. One with orange curd and chocolate spread and one with buttercream and jam. Was great to bake again. I used to bake all the time when I was in GCSE’s and Sixth Form but haven’t baked so much the past few years.

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