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Testing, Testing – 1, 2, 3! (A Small-batch Cupcake Testing Recipe)

Monday July 16 2012

OMG!  So this is my first ever post here.  How exciting – yay me for finally doing this!  Hmm… what shall I write about?  Well, what better way to start  testing this blogging thingie than by writing about CUPCAKE TESTING!?!

This is how many of each sized cupcake this recipe will make...

Yeah, yeah, I know you can Google just about any recipe these days, but I still like to at least pretend to be “creating new recipes from scratch.”  But I hate wasting an entire batch of batter when testing ’cause you never know how they might turn out. So here’s the easy recipe I use to make small batches of test-cupcakes (as I did recently whilst trialing a recipe for honey + bee pollen cakes). This recipe for adding in fruit or other wet ingredients, as well as “dry” ingredients, as it stands up well to the extra stuff that you want to experiment with. Baked on its own, it’ll produce a rather boring (& dry!) vanilla cupcake. So have fun testing!!


What you’ll need for this recipe ( + cupcake tin + cupcake cases)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Line your cupcake tin with cupcake cases
  3. Whip / beat your butter until it’s light & fluffy
  4. Add sugar & beat more until lighter & fluffier
  5. Add your egg & beat some more until egg is fully incorporated
  6. Sift in your flour & beat some more until the batter is smooth
  7. Add your vanilla and milk until incorporated
  8. Bake @ 180 degrees Celsius for (depending on how much you fill your cases):

ENJOY!  Oh, and here’s the side-by-side comparison of the various cupcake sizes:

If you ask me, any size’ll do; I’ll eat ‘em all!


11 responses to Testing, Testing – 1, 2, 3! (A Small-batch Cupcake Testing Recipe)

  1. Maggie says:

    hi Jen, love your page!! how much mixture do u put in the cases? mine either overflow or sink :( xx

  2. princessjess says:

    Love the new blog and think that’s a great subject to start with, although I don’t think my hubby would be very happy with me making such small test bathches as he and the kids are my head testers – Jessica from Sweet’s Treats x

  3. LJ says:

    Definitely any size will do and if you have any spare, we’re only just around the corner. Way to go Jen. xx

  4. Gillian says:

    This is brilliant! I can’t wait to try it out! :-) thanks for sharing. :-)

  5. Maggie says:

    i followed your instructions and for the 1st time they were perfect :) now how much cocoa powder would add to make chocolate ones? Thankyou xx

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