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Baking with kids

I absolutely love this recipe from BBC Food for Vanilla Cupcakes.  The are great to make with kids, quick and I have discovered you can add your own twist to them!
This recipe makes 12 small fairy cakes, or 9 larger cupcakes.
What you will need:
110g/4oz softened butter or margarine
110g/4oz caster sugar
2 free range eggs that have been lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g/4oz self raising flour
1-2 tbsp milk
I have found that its quicker to pre weigh all the ingredients if I am baking with my children.  They love that its all ready for them to put straight in the bowl and get mixing!
How to make them:
Preheat your oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line your muffin tin with cases (we used reusable silicon ones).
Cream the sugar and the butter together until they are pale, and then add the eggs in a little at a time and stir in the vanilla extract.
Fold in the flour, and then add a little milk at a time until the mix is of dropping consistency.
Now for the twist!
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