Muffins are amongst the most loved desserts and actually everyone likes them. The highlight of lots of parties: Whether it’s a kids birthday or a grown up party – Muffins are always welcome.

They are small, looking cute and easy to bake. So why not even make them the next theme of your kids birthday? Add a bit of glaze and some candy or smarties and the kids will love them even more.

Also keep in mind that they are baked and prepared quicker than a cake. So when you are a bit in a hurry: Scroll down and start baking your new favourite dessert. It won’t take a lot of ingredients and most of the things needed will already be in your kitchen anyway.

So where is the muffin pan…

Things to know before you start

Time Schedule

Steps Work time Waiting time
Mix ~15 minutes
Fill muffin pan ~10 minutes
Bake 20-25 minutes
Cool ~5 minutes 30 minutes
Glaze ~10 minutes 30 minutes

In 2 hours you will have some sweet muffins.

Total ingredients

Weight Ingredient
125 g Butter
180 g Buttermilk
2x Eggs (large)
300 g All-purpose flour
10 g Baking powder
150 g White sugar
8 g Vanilla sugar
3 g Salt
~80 g Powdered sugar
~10 g Water

All these ingredients will yield you 12 muffins.

Info: If you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute it with 3,5% fat milk.

Difficulty

A very simple recipe for basic muffins with just 4 easy steps.

Baking tools

You will need 12 cupcake cups and a muffin pan to hold the structure. We recommend silicone cupcake cups, because they are reusable and the filling won’t wet out like the ones made out of paper.

Besides that a simple hand mixer and two bowls are enough to make these muffins.

Steps

1. Mix

Weight Ingredient
125 g Butter (softened)
180 g Buttermilk
2x Eggs (large)
  • Mix softened butter and buttermilk
  • Afterwards add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition
Weight Ingredient
300 g All-purpose flour
10 g Baking powder
150 g White sugar
8 g Vanilla sugar
3 g Salt
  • Sift all the dry ingredients together in a second bowl and stir until combined
  • Add them to the previously created dough step by step while mixing further until fully incorporated

2. Fill Muffin Pan

  • Place one cupcake cup per muffin tin in the muffin pan
  • Fill each cupcake cup nearly to the brim with the previously made dough
  • Give the whole muffin pan a slight shake so the dough sets a bit

3. Bake

  • Preheat oven to 175°C (347°F) for ~20 minutes with the circulating heat function
  • Place the muffin pan on a baking grill in the middle rack and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown
  • After baking, take your finished muffins out immediately, but keep them in the muffin pan
  • Tip: Check if the muffins are ready by sticking a skewer in the middle until you reach the bottom and pull it out again. If it comes out clean, the muffins are done. If not, bake for 2 more minutes and check again.

4. Cool

  • Let your muffins cool in the muffin pan for about 10 minutes
  • Afterwards transfer each muffin on a cooling rack or something else and let it cool completely for about 20 minutes

5. Glaze

Weight Ingredient
80 g Powdered sugar
Water
  • Fill a small bowl with powdered sugar
  • You will have to decide how thick you want the glaze to be because the less water you add, the thicker the glaze will be
  • Therefore add just a bit of it to the powdered sugar and stir until well combined
  • If you want to have the glaze less thick, just add a bit more water and stir again until well combined
  • After you get your preferred thickness (we went for a thicker glaze) take a brush or spoon and spread it all over the muffins
  • Wait at least 30 minutes and check if the glaze has hardened enough
  • If not, just give it some more time

Conclusion

Taste

Muffins – sweet, fluffy and just tasty. That’s how easy it is to describe them and it hits the nail on the head.

Muffins allow you to be very creative when it comes to the topping and with a little twist you can have lots of different tasting muffins in one go.

It is best to wait until they cooled down a little but if you prefer you can also enjoy them when they are still a bit warm so they will melt in your mouth.

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