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Ice Cream into Cupcakes: ONE Ingredient

You read that right.

Quite possibly the simplest cake recipe ever, rustle up a freshly-baked batch of cupcakes using just vanilla ice cream and self-raising flour.

We kid you not. The science behind this lazy cupcake recipe is spectacularly simple.

The ingredients which make ice cream: milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla essence are all the ingredients you need to make cupcakes – bar one.

Add some flour to the mix and you’ve got a recipe for super-simple sponge. Not quite magic but pretty close!

Here’s the unbelievably easy recipe.

Vanilla Ice Cream


500ml vanilla ice cream, softened
250g self-raising flour


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C / Gas mark 7
  2. Grease a muffin tin or line with cupcake cases
  3. Mix flour and ice cream together until completely smooth. Spoon into cupcake cases, filling ¾ full
  4. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown
  5. Remove from oven, allow to cool then enjoy

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