I don’t like the American ‘fashion’ for cupcakes much, I prefer nice, English Fairy Cakes myself!
Today I made the basic mix, by stirring in 125g butter (recipes say unsalted but life is too short to go looking…) 100g Castor Sugar ( I always use less sugar than a recipe says) and two eggs, mix all this into a batter.
Add to paper cases, and bake on 200 degrees (Gas 6) for about 20 minutes.
Now if I recall one thing from Mrs Breakspeare (cookery teacher at Manor Farm) I learnt that you add mix into cake cases carefully to avoid any spills of mix up the sides of the case. Ensuring your finsihed items are neat and tidy.