Animal cupcakes recipe

Try this quick and easy to make recipe for your Bake A Wish event.
A winning idea for any cake sale, morning tea or get together.

Prep time: 25 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Serves: 12



  • 125g butter, diced and softened

  • 3/4 cup CSR Caster sugar

  • 2 extra large eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups White Wings self-raising flour

  • 1/2 cup White Wings plain flour

  • 3/4 cup milk


  • 150g unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 x 250g CSR Vanilla Buttercream Icing Mix

Decoration pieces:

  • Marshmallows

  • Pink smarties

  • Oreos

  • Jelly beans, red and black


  1. Preheat oven to 170C fan forced. Line 12, 1/3 cup capacity muffin pans with paper cases.

  2. To make vanilla cupcakes, place butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer, beating until pale and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Mix in vanilla.

  3. Fold in flours and milk alternately until combined and mixture is smooth. Spoon mixture between patty cases and bake for 20-22 mins until just golden and top springs back when pressed. Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

    For buttercream, place butter in a bowl and using electric beaters, mix until smooth. Add icing mix and water mixing well. Using a butter knife or spatula, smooth the icing on top of the cupcake. Decorate using lollies and biscuits to create animals.

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