cup cakes

This is for Rethabile – Have a great party! There are few things that invoke happy childhood memories than those icing topped little buttons of pure joy. You get the idea, fancy them up with all kinds of things, even jelly babies or chocolate buttons. (makes 12)
What you need

150g room temperature butter
150g caster sugar
175g self raising flour
3 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

The process

Pre-heat the oven to 180 Celsius and place cupcake holders into a muffin tin

Beat the eggs lightly in a mixing bowl, then add all of the rest of the ingredients. (no need to sift the flour)

Beat with an electric beater for about 2 or 3 minutes, until light and creamy.

Fill the cupcake holders evenly, about ¾ full.

Bake for 20 minutes until they have risen and are firm on top.

Allow to cool in the muffin tray before icing

Here is an icing recipe and remember to be liberal with the spinkles, smarties, jelly tots etc.

And another icing recipe