How To Make Cup Cakes

How To Make Cup Cakes

Try our simple cup cake recipe. Perfect treats for kids, sweet and easy to make. Party cakes that will be popular. Our cup cakes are the best!

Step 1: You will need:

Step 2: Preheat oven

Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Line two 12-hole bun tins with paper cake cases.

Step 3: Cake mixture

Cream 175g butter and 175g caster sugar together until light and fluffy. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla essence and gradually beat in 3 beaten eggs little by little, if the mixture curdles add a table spoon of flour and continue beating. Sift in 175g self-raising flour and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and gently fold in. The mixture should easily drop off the spoon. If it doesn't, add a little milk and keep stirring.

Step 4: Bake

Divide the mixture between the cake cases filling each on about ¾ full, and bake for 12-15 mins, until they are pale golden and springy to the touch. (if one tray is on a lower shelf in the oven it may need a little longer). Cool on a wire rack.

Step 5: Icing

Combine 500g icing sugar with 5 tablespoons water and stir until it reaches a smooth consistency. Divide the mixture into 2 or 3 bowls and colour each bowl with your chosen food colouring, mixing thoroughly.

Top each cake with icing and a sugar flower or cherry, leave to set.