Great for when the kids get home from school.
Preheat the oven to 180°C / Gas 4, and line a tin with 12 cupcake cases.
In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time mixing well between each addition, then add the vanilla extract.
Carefully fold in the flour then spoon into the cupcakes cases, until they are about 2/3 full.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool completely on a cooling wire.
To make the buttercream beat together the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy then add the vanilla bean paste and mix until well distributed.
Fill a piping bag with the buttercream and pipe onto the cakes, decorate with vanilla pods.
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