What you need...
115g unsalted butter (room temp or warmed a teeny bit in your microwave)
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs (room temp not cold)
3/4 cup milk
1 cup plain flour
1 cup self raising flour
What to do...
Preheat your oven to 180 (fan forced).
Beat the butter and sugar in your mixer until light and fluffy. The colour should be nice and pale and the texture almost silky smooth. On medium to high speed, this usually takes me around 5 minutes.
Add your eggs (one at a time) and your vanilla - beating well between each egg.
Add your milk and flour alternately and just fold. If you over mix your cupcakes won't be nice and fluffy.
Spoon mixture into your pretty cupcake cases. I use 2 spoons to scoop them in or you can use an ice cream scoop. Bake for around 18-20 minutes. Do not over bake as they wont be scrumptious!