All-Purpose Cupcake Batter
from Super Food Ideas, April 2006
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a 12 hole patty pan with paper cases.
2. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add vanilla and egg. Beat until well combined.
3. Transfer mixture to a larger bowl and fold in half the flour, followed by half the milk. Repeat with remaining flour and milk. Stir until batter is smooth.
4. Three-quarters fill each paper case with batter. Smooth surface. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand cakes in pan for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.