Easy unicorn cupcake recipe

There is nothing better to lift the mood than cake, so we've created a simple unicorn cupcake recipe for you to do at home! Unicorns represent positivity, fun and happiness, and during this time we need a bit of a pick me up! So, get involved, bake some cakes and stay positive!


  • 200g soft butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g Self-raising flour
  • 2tbsp milk 
  • 6 drops vanilla extract 
  • 12 Cupcake cases

For the ears and horn:

  • White mini marshmallows
  • Birthday candles

For the Buttercream:

  • 150g soft butter
  • 340g icing sugar
  • 2tbsp milk 

Decorations (optional)

  • Sprinkles
  • Edible glitter 



  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC degrees. 
  2. Place cupcake cases in the 12-hole Cupcake tin.
  3. Place the butter and caster sugar into the bowl and mix together for 5 minutes or until the butter and sugar are pale and creamy. 
  4. Add the eggs one at a time 
  5. Next sift the flour and mix it all together thoroughly to ensure no curdling 
  6. Add the milk and vanilla extract into the bowl and mix until all ingredients are combined.
  7. Separate the mixture equally into the cupcake cases. Bake in the middle of the pre-heated oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cakes comes out clean. 
  8. Once cooked place the cupcakes on a cooling rack to cool.


  1. Cut 12 mini marshmallows in half diagonally with scissors to make the ears for your cupcakes
  2. For the buttercream – put the butter, icing sugar and milk into a bowl and mix until combined together and pale in colour. 
  3. If you have a piping bag excellent! If not take a freezer bag and cut off the corner. Place the buttercream into the bag and use this as a piping bag to pipe your icing onto your cupcakes.
  4. Add your marshmallow ears and unicorn horns (birthday candles) onto your cupcakes and add any other decorations e.g. sprinkles or spray with edible glitter 
  5. You’re all done! They are ready to eat! 

For other unicorn inspired treats, click here and get creative!


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