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Buttermilk Cupcakes

I'm back at my comp again after a short but relaxing vacation.  Wish that I could stay longer and enjoy the cool, fresh air instead of sweating it out in this awfully hot and humid weather.  These cupcakes were made some time back, can't really remember the source of this recipe but the method of making these little cuppies caught my attention.  Verdict ........ light texture. Tastewise ..... it's a cross bewteen a sponge and a cake but undoubtedly delicious!

Recipe for Buttermilk Cupcakes


    • 8 oz cold butter, cut into cubes
    • 12 oz plain flour
    • 9 oz caster sugar     
    • 1  Tbsp baking powder
    • 1/8  tsp salt
    • 1 cup buttermilk, cold
    • 1/2  cup water
    • 1  tsp vanilla
    • 1/2  tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 egg whites
    1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl, mix well.
    2. On low speed, add in butter piece by piece till well incorporated.  Mixture will be crumbly but not sticky.
    3. In a bowl with a spout, mix cold buttermilk, water, vanilla and stir.
    4. Quickly add in bicarbonate of soda, stir well.
    5. Pour this mixture into the butter mixture, mix till just combined.
    6. Increase speed to medium and beat till ridges form at the side of the mixing bowl and pull away from the side of the bowl.
    7. Lightly whisk egg and egg whites in a bowl on low speed and slowly add this into the butter mixture.
    8. Scrape mixture and fold in once or twice, then stop the machine.  Scoop the mixture into the lined cupcake pan.   Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 25 to 30 mins.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.  Let cool in pan before removing onto a wire rack to cool completely.
    9. Yield :  24 cupcakes.

    To make buttermilk
    Add 1  Tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to make up 1 cup.  Stir and let stand for 10 mins.


  1. Nice to see you, Cheah. These cakes look really scrumptious.
    Will write soon. Have a lovely day.

  2. Cheah, welcome back :) Glad you had a wonderful break. Looking forward to more sharing from you :)

  3. hi,,may i know can i used yougru instead of
    buttermilk,alos,is 9oz of sugar very sweet,
    sori first time baker,,

    1. Hi June. I suppose you can use plain yoghurt. 9 oz sugar is not very sweet, I've already reduced the sugar from 12 oz to 9 oz.

  4. Welcome back! your cupcakes looks delicious with very fine crumbs:)

  5. My guess was correct that you have gone for holiday. Lovely cupcakes.

    1. Thanks, Chris..... yes planning to go for more holidays, ha, ha!

  6. what a beautiful and yummy cake.

    1. Thank you Xing Hui. Just had a peep at your blog. Interesting recipes you have there.

  7. Hi Cheah, welcome back. Will visit you often from now.....

    1. Thank you Kimmy. Yes, time to go blog surfing again to view all the lovely and appetising eats!

  8. Welcome back Cheah! I've missed your posts dearly and you too :D These cupcakes looks yummy and I must make your buttermilk one day.

  9. I love buttermilk but have never used it in a sweet recipe! Like the idea.

    1. Perhaps you can give it a try now and thanks for dropping by!

  10. welcome back, Cheah! what a simple and delicious treat. I love it :)

    1. Thank you. Yes, simple and easy. That's what I like!

  11. The cupcakes have a really smooth and moist crumb. Perfect for either breakfast or coffee break.

  12. Cheah, this is nice and simple!

  13. I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at We are new but at we are not photography snobs, we are just foodies.

  14. Hi Cheah,
    This cake looks simple but the texture looks great!
    The method of making this cake is a bit different from a normal butter cake, this one uses cold butter
    Love to try this out soon.
    Have a nice weekend :)

  15. Can I change the 1 cup of water to 1 cup of fresh milk?

    1. The recipe calls for 1 cup cold buttermilk and 1/2 cup water. Since there's already 1 cup of buttermilk, then I'd say to stick to 1/2 cup water. Hope this helps.

  16. actually i would like to ask a cup of buttermilk equals to how many oz?


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