Creamy Vanilla Lactose Free Cupcakes!

August 7, 2012 · 0 comments

Before you begin… always bake cakes and whip up icing with room temperature ingredients.

Ingredients

For the cupcakes
115g butter (for additional info on butter and lactose click here)
115 caster sugar
2 medium eggs
115g self- raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons Lactofree milk

For the buttercream

60g butter
60g Lactofree cream cheese
500g icing/ confectioners sugar
Half a teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon lactofree milk
Food colouring (optional!)

lactose free cupcake ingredients

Ingredients: Icing & Batter

Preheat your oven to 180 or 160 for a fan oven / gas mark 4. Line your cupcake tray with cases, this recipe will make 12 large cupcakes. Whisk together your butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy and then whisk in the eggs one at a time. Sieve in you flour and combine and then add the vanilla extract and milk.

Spoon the mixture evenly into your cupcake cases- I like to use an ice cream scoop to do this as it makes it super easy.

lactose free cupcake batter

Using an ice cream scoop will ensure even size cakes

Bake for 18 minutes until lightly golden and a cocktail stick inserted into the middle of a cake comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before icing!

To make your icing sieve the icing sugar into a large bowl and then add the room temperature butter and Lactofree cream cheese. Whip it together (gently at first to avoid a sugar storm!) and then add the milk. Add the food colouring. If you are using the paste colouring found in cake shops use a cocktail stick to add just the tiniest bit as it is very strong.

icing and colouring the lactose free cupcakes

You only need a very small amount of food colouring

icing without lactose

A largish jug can help you fill your icing bag.

Prepare a large piping bag with a large star shaped icing nozzle for a Mr Whippy / iced gem effect. Place the piping bag in a jug folding the edges over the rim to secure it open and spoon in your icing. Starting at the outside edge of your cupcake, squeeze the icing on in a swirl into the middle.

Best served with tea or champagne.

cupcakes with no lactose

All done!

Happy baking!

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