Cup Cakes – Dad’s Delicious Bake-Off

decorated cupcakes

Cup Cakes - Dad's Delicious Bake-Off

Any one who follows my Instagram or Facebook Page will have seen over the weekend we had our own mini Bake Off. The little lady decided for her Egyptian Topic Homework this week she would make cupcakes, with little pyramids on top. Not to be outdone. The middle boy, in turn wanted to make some cupcakes off his own. One thing led to another and we now have enough cupcakes to feed a small army.

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 12
Calories 144 kcal


  • 110 g Golden castor sugar
  • 110 g Butter
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 110 g Self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence


  • We took the butter out of the fridge to soften for about half an hour before mixing the butter and sugar in a large bowl until it was a fluffy texture. We don't actually own an Electric Mixer, so used a wooden spoon.
    Dad's Delicious Dinners Cake Mixture
  • We then cracked and mixed in two eggs, together with a pinch of salt and the vanilla essence
  • Finally we added the self raising flour and mixed until smooth.
  • After adding the mixture into 12 cupcake holders we placed them into a pre heated oven (180 degrees) for 15 minutes.
    Dads Delicious Dinners Cake Mixture
  • After the had cooled on a wire rack we set about decorating the tops. For speed and convenance I had pre purchased some ready to roll icing and some ready made buttercream icing, so we used this to decorate. We also decided to leave some plain. Boy the fourth batch, we had run out of butter, so simply used margarine instead. The results were the same taste wise.
    Dads Delicious Dinners Cake with little pyramids on top


Calories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 16.2gProtein: 2gFat: 8.3gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 9.3gCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
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