Cakes and fancies are not my strength, but with the Diamond Jubilee coming up, I figured it was time to RISE (!!) to the occasion by making these regally simple Royal cupcakes. Fit for a Queen, or my kids, anyway.
Makes 16 cupcakes
175g softened butter
175g golden caster sugar
175g self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
3 medium eggs.
1. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffly. Sift in the flour and baking powder. Add the eggs and beat until thoroughly mixed.
2. Spoon into cupcake cases. Bake in a preheated oven at 170C (160C for fan ovens)/Gas 3 for 25-30 mins. Check on the cakes after 20 mins and take out when springy to the touch.
3. When cool, decorate with buttercream icing, coloured red and blue.