Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Lady Bug Says ... More Cooking!

For those of you who haven't guessed yet I quite like baking. I also like eating what has been baked :)
On Sunday I saw my little sister for her birthday and I baked her some cakes. They were very yummy so I thought I would share them with you all :)
She loves penguins lol!

The recipe is a basic sponge recipe my Nan taught me when I was little and is very simple!


1st weigh your eggs in their shells(3 medium eggs will make 10 cupcakes, 5 medium eggs will make 18 cupcakes) so for example 5 eggs weigh around 300g

You then need the same weight of (for example 300g)

- Margarine

- Self Raising Flour

- Caster Sugar


1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence


1- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C

2- Mix together the margarine and caster sugar until smooth(you shouldn't be able to see or hear and sugar granules)

3- Beat your eggs in a mug and add the vanilla essence

4- Mix in half of the flour until combined, then mix in half of the beaten egg until combined

5- Repeat stage 3 with the remaining flour and beaten egg

6- Spoon mix into muffin cases

7- Bake for around 20 minutes(or until you can poke a skewer into the cake and it comes out clean!)

To decorate I used butter cream icing

Mix together 250g of margarine, 600g of icing sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla essence until smooth. To this you can add colouring or flavourings.

I didn't have a piping bag so I just spooned the icing into a sandwich bag and cut off the corner, hey presto a DIY piping bag :)

I then added chocolate chips and sprinkles!


  1. They look amazing! Ooh I love baking posts, you should definitely share some more of your scrummy recipes with us.

  2. Yum! Everyone loves a cupcake here and again. Those look really cute and what a nice sister you are! Who doesn't love penguins? :)

  3. oh wow they look amazing - thanks for sharing! xxx


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