I usually have a hard time finding a baking recipe with metric measurements, as most measurements are in the U.S. cups or pounds. Recently I read somewhere that there is a slight difference between UK and US cups. Though the difference is very small, it doesn’t help a stickler like me. Oh, why can’t everyone just follow the metric system!

Luckily, I found someone who not only gave the explanation and gave a basic cupcake recipe as well. I was super excited cos she also gave the steps to follow! Most websites will just say mix all the ingredients together, which is a big NO! I quickly tried it out and boy, was it delish!!!


  • Flour – 420 gms
  • Sugar – 390 gms
  • Butter – 240 gms
  • Milk – 180 ml at room temperature
  • Eggs – 4 large at room temperature
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt (optional) and only if using unsalted butter


  • Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees.
  • Prepare the muffin tin with liners.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter until it’s smooth.
  • Add the sugar gradually and beat until the mixture is fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each one.
  • Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk.
  • Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes (or until a cake tester comes out clean).

*you may add raisins and chocolate chips to the cupcakes.

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