3 in 1 Cupcakes

3 in 1 Cupcakes

Quantity: 12

A base recipe for cupcakes, choose your flavour, or divide the mix in three and make three different flavours in one batch! Remember, if you divide the mix in three, use only one third of the flavour ingredients in each third of the base mix.


  • 180g butter*
  • 150g white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 160g flour**
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

*Sunflower spread or other dairy free substitute.

**The flour I use is Doves Farm White Bread Flour - a mixture of rice, potato and tapioca flour.

Flavour options


  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 100g chopped dark chocolate (check if dairy free, if necessary)
  • 2 tbsp dairy-free milk


  • 200g blueberries


  • No additions


  • Pre-heat oven to 180c
  • Whisk butter and sugar together, incorporating air
  • Add egg and whisk thoroughly, incorporating more air
  • Gently stir in remaining ingredients, being careful not to knock out the air
  • Choose flavour:
    • Vanilla – no extra ingredients
    • Chocolate – sieve cocoa powder and stir gently into mix, along with other ingredients
    • Blueberry – gently stir blueberries into mix
  • Place cupcakes cases in cupcake tray
  • Divide cupcake mix between cases
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until inserted skewer comes out clean (top of cupcakes should bounce back when pressed)
  • Remove from cupcake trays to cool on a wire rack



  • 100g butter*
  • 250g icing sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder
  • Whisk together until pale, light and fluffy
  • Add 75g sieved cocoa powder for chocolate flavour


  • 275g icing sugar
  • 50ml water
  • Add colourings (optional)
  • Mix until smooth (test between tongue and roof of mouth, if still grainy continue mixing)
  • Decorate as desired, share, eat and enjoy!
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