• 12 patterned cake cases
  • 125 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 125 g golden caster sugar
  • 1 capful vanilla extract
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 125 g self-raising flour
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder

To decorate

  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 1 tub Sainsbury's party sprinkles, to decorate


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Put the paper cake cases in a 12-hole muffin tin.

  2. 2

    Put the butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat together until pale and fluffy.

  3. 3

    Crack the eggs into a separate bowl and whisk. Add a little egg to the butter and sugar mixture and beat, and then continue to add the egg a little at a time. Add 2 spoonfuls of the flour – this will help stop the mixture from curdling.

  4. 4

    When you have added all the egg, sift in the remaining flour and the baking powder.

  5. 5

    Fold together using a large spoon until all the flour is mixed through. Don’t beat it or you will knock out all the air.

  6. 6

    Spoon the mixture into the paper cases. Bake for about 12-15 mins, until the cakes are risen, golden and feel slightly springy when you touch them. Leave to cool in the muffin trays.

  7. 7

    To decorate, mix just enough water into the icing sugar to make a thick icing then spread over the top of the cakes. Decorate with sprinkles and other decorations you like.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 523kj 125kcal 6%
  • Fat 5.7g 8%
  • Saturates 3.2g 16%
  • Sugars 12.8g 14%
  • Salt 0.1g 2%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1687kj/403kcal

Each serving provides

17.0g carbohydrate 0.2g fibre 1.2g protein

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