Cup Cakes

Simple and easy small cakes perfect for an Easter treat. Makes 12-15.


110g/4oz unsalted butter

110g/4oz caster sugar

30g/1oz flavouring: lemon zest, grated or cocoa powder or 6 drops vanilla essence

2 eggs, whisked

110g/4oz self-raising flour

pale coloured icing

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The Denby Imperial Blue Cake Stand is perfect for serving this dish.

Cup Cakes


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  • Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy. Add your chosen flavoring of lemon zest cocoa or vanilla.
  • Add the whisked egg to the mixture. Slowly fold in the self-raising flour and spoon the mixture into paper cases sitting in a bun tin.
  • Cook for approximately 10 minutes until risen and bouncy to touch.
  • Decorate with icing in pale colours eg white, pink, blue and yellow, and decorate with mini chocolate eggs for Easter.