cup-cakesI tried these little fellas from Nigella’s “How to be a domestic goddess” recipe book. They were really simple, tasted fantastic and are so great to have around the house during long weekends. Give them a try this weekend and celebrate easter with a kitchen full of tasty treats for the family. There are a coup[le of great biscuit recip[es following this one which take just minutes to make. (makes 12)

What you need

125g soft butter
125g caster sugar
2 eggs
125g self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 tablespoons milk

12 place muffin tray and cupcake linings

For the icing try this chocolate fudge icing

The process

Heat the oven to 200 Celsius.

These are best made with an electric mixer or food processor.

Place all of the ingredients, except the milk, into a large bowl and mix on a high speed for a few minutes until the mixture is smooth.

Now add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time and mix well after each tablespoon.

The mixture will easily fall from a spoon.

Place equal amounts of mixture into the cupcake liners, bake in the middle of the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

The tops should be golden brown and springy when you press them gently.

Remove them from the oven and allow to cool.

Smother with your favorite icing and top with cherries, sprinkles or whatever grabs your fancy.

I have topped them with whipped cream and strawberries before and they are fantastic.