Thermomix recipe: Easy Nigella Cupcakes

These aren’t that healthy, but are really easy to make using the Thermomix (or any other mixer for that matter.)  The recipe comes from Nigella Lawson’s cookbook How to Be a Domestic Goddess and with a lot of Nigella’s recipes, she uses weights, not cup measurements, so it’s easy to use with a Thermo.

Easy Nigella Cupcakes


125 gr Castor Sugar (or mill normal white or raw sugar till it resembles castor sugar)

125 gr Butter or margarine

125 gr Self Raising Flour

2 eggs

1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence, or 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste

2 tbsp Milk


1. Pre-heat oven on 180 C and get a muffin tray ready with muffin cases.  (I make my cupcakes big..)

1. Place sugar and butter in TMX bowl and mix on speed 4 till creamy. (Time will depend on how hard/soft your butter/margarine is.)

2. Add flour, eggs and essence.  Mix using the interval setting (closed lid symbol and press wheat button) on speed 3 till smooth.

3. Add milk and mix again for a few seconds till combined.

4. Fill cases 2/3 and smooth the mixture to get flat tops.

5. Bake in 180 C oven for 20 min. (Keep an eye on them,  and take them out when they are have gone a little golden on top)

I send them to school un-iced as I have seen WAY too many icing disasters in my years of working with little kids.  Enjoy!


2 thoughts on “Thermomix recipe: Easy Nigella Cupcakes

  1. It’s great that there are Thermomix recipes all over the internet and even books that can be bought. That’s one of the first things I did before buying a Thermomix, I checked out some of the things you can make with the machine and I wasn’t disappointed.

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