Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Q... is for Queen Cakes

Q... is for Queen Cakes
A couple of days ago, I mentioned a favourite sweet - Neenish Tarts. But I also revealed my soft spot for Queen Cakes. So today, I thought I'd share the recipe for Queen Cakes, taken from, none other than New Zealand's favourite (and greatest selling) cookbook, The Edmonds Cookbook.

125g butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 cup standard plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sultanas (the magic ingredient!)

*Cream butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy.

*Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

*Sift flour and baking powder together. Fold into creamed mixture.

*Stir in 1/2 cup sultanas, then stir in milk.

*Place 18 paper patty cases in patty tins. Spoon mixture evenly into paper cases. Bake at 190C for 15minutes or until cakes spring back when lightly touched. Transfer to a wire rack. When cold, decorate as you wish.

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