Step 1

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.

Step 2

In another bowl, beat together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in one egg at a time and beat well between each additions.

Step 3

Add half of the flour into the mixture and mix using a spatula until fully incorporated.

Step 4

Pour the milk and vanilla essence into the batter and mix again.

Step 5

Mix the remaining flour until there are no lumps and the batter is smooth.

Step 6

Using an ice cream scoop to get evenly sized cupcakes, scoop the batter into a cupcake tray lined with cupcake cases. Make sure the batter fills the liners 3/4 way up.

Step 7

Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 20-22 minutes or until a skewer inserted inside comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

Step 8

For the frosting: In a bowl, whip together whipping cream and sugar until it forms stiff peaks. Mix food color in small amounts until you get the colour you’d like.

Step 9

Fill the whipped cream in a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe the cream onto the vanilla cupcakes.lid.

Ingredients

2 cups Unga wa Dola all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 tbsp vanilla essence

For frosting:

1 1/2 cups whipping cream, cold
2 tbsp castor sugar
Pink food coloring