Cream sugar, vanilla, butter and beat eggs in slowly.
Sieve flour and fold into mixture, add a little milk, spoon into cases.
Bake for 13-15 minutes and let cool on a wire tray.
For icing- beat 1/2 icing sugar and butter together (let the butter soften at room temperature for a few minutes to make this easier)
Add the rest of the icing sugar and milk until creamy and smooth. At this point add food colouring if you wish!
I found this recipe on MummyPages.ie and it is amazing! (Anything with peanut butter is great really!)
Peanut Butter Cupcakes- 160g self raising flour, 1 tsp bakingpowder, 1/4 tsp salt, 120g smooth peanut butter, 80g butter, 80g dark sugar, 2 large eggs, 1tsp vanilla, 4 tbsp buttermilk. For icing- 300g icing sugar, 85g butter, 90g cocoa powder, 1tsp vanilla.
Preheat oven to 170, mix flour, baking powder and salt together.
Bake for 18-20 minutes. Again let them cool on a wire tray.
For icing- Sieve icing sugar and cocoa. Beat butter and vanilla until fluffy in a separate bowl. Fold butter into the cocoa and sugar mix. Add 3 tbsp buttermilk or water and mix until smooth.