Veronica Makes Rita's Queen Cakes! - Veronica's Snacks

Veronica makes rita’s queen cakes!

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Well I am not sure about everyone else but yesterday was day of jobs: tidy the house, find school bags, fill the new pencil case and do the shopping for the first day back at school!

My daughter Suzy got a chocolate pen for Christmas from Santa and we still had not used it, so I promised to make buns and then we could use the chocolate pen to ice /name them.

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The kids love this part but be careful as they love the raw mixture so, if not looking, there would be no cakes! Split the spoon and bowl at the end. A spatula is good for getting in everything.

I fished out my friend Rita’s recipe which is super good and easy for making the best Queen cakes or as the kids like to call them ‘cup cakes’- more fashionable!

Rita’s Queen cakes

We used cake cases and a cake tin with the little cake holes

  • 8 oz self raising flour
    1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
    8oz sugar
    10 oz butter
    4 eggs (free range and as fresh as possible)
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

170 degree C – preheat the oven before you start.

Setup Tip: Take the butter out of the fridge cut into cubes as early as possible as it makes it easier to cream

1. Sieve the flour and the baking powder into your mixing bowl add your sugar mix well .
2. Cut your butter into cubes and add to the dry mixture, cream together by hand using a wooden spoon or an electric hand blender if you have one.
3. Next add the eggs and mix well, it should all come together, if it looks a bit like scrambled eggs keep mixing and it will come together.
4. Add the Vanilla essence and then fill your cases – 1-2 teaspoons per case.
5. The cakes only take 8-12 minutes super fast so take them out after 10 and the should be spongy to touch – if unsure stick a knife in and it should come out clean.
6. They can be eaten within minutes of coming out of the oven – but we used Suzy’s new chocolate pen to make some designs.

Serving suggestions

Great as they are , but you could add some jam & cream, melt some chocolate and stamp the top; but really perfect as an addition to the lunch box.

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A tip here
Last night I had no self raising flour – no big deal I converted plain flour into self raising by adding 150g flour/6 oz add 2 teaspoons of baking powder!

Hope you enjoy making them!

Love Veronica x



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