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Queen Cakes




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Ingredients for the Queen cakes

  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the icing

  • 15g butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water


For the Queen cakes

  • Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan bake). Put 12 paper cases into a standard 12-hole muffin tin.
  • Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla extract together until light and fluffy.
  • Beat the eggs in, one at a time.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold gently into the creamed mixture.
  • Fold in the sultanas and stir in the milk.
  • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 15 minutes or until the cakes spring back when lightly touched.
  • Leave to cool then ice.

For the icing

  • Combine the butter and vanilla together then add in the icing sugar.
  • Gradually add in the boiling water, a little at a time to make an icing consistency.
  • Spread over the queen cakes and leave to set.