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North Pole Cupcakes

Author: Maggie Chilton


  • 1 1/2 cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup grass fed butter softened
  • 1 cup organic milk
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 tsp organic pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 375°F .
  • Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt)
  • Add in wet ingredients (butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla) and mix on med-high until smooth.
  • Scoop the batter into a tin with paper cupcake linings. Fill about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove and let cool completely before icing.


Icing Ingredients:
16 oz bag of organic fair trade icing sugar (or 4 cups)
1/2 cup grass fed butter, salted
Organic whole milk (never skim as it needs that creamy texture.)
A dash or two of flavouring (Vanilla or hazelnut would compliment this cupcake!)
Icing Directions:
Start with 1/2 a cup of soft butter, use a paddle and cream the butter to get it smooth.
To prevent lumps, put sugar through a metal sieve before adding. Add a half cup at a time until you have added 2-3 cups, add a dash of milk and 1-2 teaspoons of flavouring depending on taste.
If it tastes too “buttery,” add another half cup of icing sugar and taste again. I prefer this method to a recipe, as your taste buds will tell you when the taste is just how you like it.