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Cup cakes are small sweet cakes, often cooked and served in individual throw away paper cups. Traditionally in the UK they are called fairy cakes but this term is now in decline. Cup cakes are so simple that they are a brilliant way of introducing children to baking. They offer huge scope for creativity and there are virtually hundreds of different recipes that can be tried. We hope you like this recipe, it is one of over 100 held in the Kentish Recipe Directory. If you like the idea of making cup cakes you might find our sponge cake recipe of interest.
We have already mention the alternative name of cup cakes in the UK, fairy cakes. There are however numerous alternatives that use the same system. There's also a lot of confusion over the precise difference between cup cakes and muffins, we generally think of cup cakes being iced although in reality this is not always the case.
Butterfly cakes are cupcakes with 'wings',a part of the top is cut or scooped out, the hole filled with icing or cream and the remain sponge halved and stuck on the top to resemble wings. The "cake in a mug" is is rapidly becoming the most widely talked about cup cake, as its name suggests its made in a cup and can be cooked in a microwave
Cup cakes preparation time: 15 Minutes
Cup cakes cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Cup Cakes are made from a basic cake recipe, you can add nuts, dried fruit, glace cherries or even coffee flavouring, try experimenting with your own choice of tastes, but this recipe uses vanilla essence.
Ingredients: Serves 4-8
125g S.R. flour
Pinch of salt
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"Just a suggestion, if you want a really simple cake recipe try the cake in a mug? There are now hundreds of variations, it takes just a couple of minutes and it seems to work every time, just search for 'cake in a mug' and you'll find hundreds of variations. Mo Mount."