Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line 2 muffin trays with cupcake holders.
In a mixing bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined.
Using a stand mixer, beat the eggs and SWEETLY Baking Sugar Substitute on high speed until pale and fluffy.
Slowly add the melted butter, warm milk and NOMU Vanilla Essence and mix on low speed until combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix slowly until well combined but do not overmix.
Fill the cupcake holders ¾ full and place the trays in the center of the oven. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
Leave to cool in the trays for 5 minutes, then remove and leave to cool completely on wire racks before icing.
TO PREPARE THE VANILLA BUTTER ICING
In a stand mixer, whisk the softened butter for 2-3 minutes until very pale and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Add the SWEETLY Baking Sugar Substitute and NOMU Vanilla Essence to the butter and mix until combined. Whisk for 1 minute on medium speed, adding the hot milk 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking well to incorporate each addition before adding the next. Whisk on high speed for 2-4 minutes until smooth, soft and creamy. Spread or pipe the icing onto the cooled cupcakes.
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