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28 Jan

I have not met a person that does not love these little cakes. They are so fun to make!


125g butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla

½ cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

¼ cup milk

Oven: preheat to 190.C


Get out your electric hand beaters and cream butter, vanilla and sugar until pale in colour, light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.   Sift baking powder and flour together.  Fold into creamed mixture.  Stir in milk.

Place 12 patty cases into a muffin tin and evenly fill with the mixture.

Bake for 15 minutes or until cakes spring back when lightly touched.

Basic icing:

  • Knob of butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar (approx)
  • hot water
  • flavouring/ colouring

Mix together until it forms a smooth icing.  If you want a thick layer of icing you will need to add more icing sugar.  Do not be afraid to add more water if it is too thick or more icing sugar if too watery.

For Chocolate icing add a Tablespoon of cocoa and a few drops of vanilla essense.

For Citrus icing use the citrus juice instead of the water and grate in some rind to give more flvour and add flecks of colour.

For Raspberry icing add a drop of red food coloring and a drop of raspberry essence


These are so fun and easy to make.  I often whip up a batch to take to a friends place as adults love them just as much as the kids.  They are also a great little fundraising idea for cake stalls as they sell very well.

As this is a vanilla cupcake, I take the opportunity to use a variety of flavoured icings.  I mostly use lemon, raspberry and chocolate.  Then I decorate them with a variety of sprinkles.  I am starting to get a rather large collection of sprinkles.  Yesterday I bought a packet of red, white and pink mini hearts, which will be great for my valentines day cupcakes.

Adapted from: Edmonds Cookery Book