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Cupcakes make the world go round

This homemade cupcake recipe (makes 12 cupcakes) is super easy, quick and really tasty! I have added yogurt instead of a heavier alternative which in turn makes the cupcake lighter, as I have used greek yogurt which is naturally tart the end result is not overly sweet. If you want to give it a try at home, there is a variety of areas that you can cover from a learning and development perspective.


  • 175 unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

  • 250g caster sugar

  • 3 medium eggs, lightly beaten

  • 200g self-raising flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 175 ml greek yoghurt

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.

  2. Cream the sugar and butter together.

  3. Add in the eggs & vanilla extract, a little at a time.

  4. Stir in the flour and then the greek yoghurt until the mixture starts to form.

  5. Use a large spoon or an ice cream scoop and evenly divide the mixture between the cupcake cases. Ensure that the mixture doesn't fill more than 70% of the cupcake cases, the top 30% must be empty to allow the cupcakes to rise without spilling over.

  6. Bake the cupcakes in the oven for around 20 minutes (if you pop a skewer in the centre and it comes out clean it means the cupcakes are done)

  7. Lift them gently out of the muffin tray and allow them to rest on a wire rack until they are completely cooled.

  8. If you then want to ice your biscuits, mix together some icing sugar and water, spread a thin layer on each cupcake and let your imagination run free with whatever decorations you wish to use. (The thin icing tubes could be used to pipe letters/numbers or shapes on your cupcakes or you could use biscuit decorations to make out letters or numbers on your cupcakes)

I hope you have great fun eating and decorating your masterpieces with your little people ...I know my little people and I enjoy making the below masterpieces :)

Links to learning - EYFS

  • Communication and language – listening and following instructions, using and increasing existing vocabulary

  • Physical development – handling tools and picking up small objects

  • Personal, social and emotional development - providing an opportunity to explore, develop confidence and autonomy

  • Literacy – reading instructions and food packets

  • Maths – counting, weighing, measuring, talking about; shape, size and quantity

  • Understanding the world - finding out about different textures and ingredients, learning about the effect of heat and cold and understanding cause and effect

  • Expressive arts & design – enjoying sensory experiences


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