Vanilla Cupcakes w/Torched Italian Meringue

Vanilla Cupcakes w/Torched Italian Meringue

My perfect vanilla cupcakes deserve the perfect topping, in both taste and appearance.

How? I like to top them with a beautiful Italian meringue ever so lightly torched, adding that hint of caramel. Simple, elegant, and delicious!

Prep Time: 30 min
Baking Time: 20 min
Servings: 12

Additional Info

  • Ingredients
    Cake Base
    115gSCS® Unsalted Butter
    160gSunshine Plain Flour
    190gSIS Caster Sugar
    1 ¼ tspBaking powder
    ½ tspSalt
    ¾ cupMilk
    1 tspVanilla extract
    Italian Meringue
    3Egg whites
    1 cup (200g)SIS Fine Grain White Sugar
    ⅓ cupWater
  • Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 170°C.
    2. Make the cake base - Sift flour and add it into the mixer, add in baking powder, caster sugar and salt, mix well.
    3. Add in butter and mix well.
    4. In a separate bowl, add in milk and eggs and mix well.
    5. Gradually add the mixture from step 2 into the batter and mix well.
    6. Add in the vanilla extract and mix well.
    7. Place the cupcake liners on the baking tin and fill the liners up to half with the batter.
    8. Put the cupcake batter into the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
    9. Test the cake with a skewer, the skewer should be clean if the cake is cooked.
    10. Side aside the cupcakes for 15 minutes to let it rest.
    11. Make the Italian Meringue while waiting for the cupcakes to cool down.
    12. Add 3 egg whites to the mixer and beat it. While beating, add in a pinch of salt.
    13. In a pot, add in sugar and water. Heat until the syrup boil.
    14. Add the boiling syrup to the egg whites while mixing.
    15. Beat meringue to stiff-peak.
    16. Fill meringue into a piping bag. Pipe meringue onto the cupcake, torch it slightly and it is ready to serve.
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Baking Tips

  • Fluffy cakes

    When making these cakes and cupcakes, the butter and sugar are always creamed together with an electric mixer until pale (almost white) and fluffy.

  • About SCS

    SCS is one of the most endeared and beloved household brands in Singapore and Malaysia.


    The velvety, rich, buttery and familiar taste of SCS Butter has been savoured by families since 1905! SCS Butter is 100% pure creamery butter.


    SCS unwavering promise to consistently deliver only the best product quality even after a century, is the key reason why it remains the most sought after butter brand for top chefs and bakers alike not just in Singapore, but in Malaysia too.


    With the very same goodness of premium quality dairy products, consumers can also enjoy the SCS range of premium quality products such as SCS Spreadable Butter, SCS Portion Butter, SCS Cheese Slices and SCS Cream Cheese.