Anne’s Cupcakes

Tea time at a Karoo guest farm isn’t tea time without some cake or tart on offer with your afternoon coffee or tea. One of Anne Bowker’s most popular teatime dishes when they ran a guest farmi was Cupcakes, decorated with slices of green fig preserve as leaves with tiny fresh briar roses.


125 g Butter
155 g Caster sugar
2 Eggs
115g Flour
1 1/2 t Baking powder
150 ml Milk

  • Preheat oven to 180 and line muffin tins with paper cases
  • Beat together butter and sugar with an electric beater until pale and creamy
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  • Stir in flour and milk and spoon into cases
  • Bake for 15 minutes until skewer comes out clean
  • Take out of muffin pan and cool on a rack
  • Ice when cool with vanilla flavoured butter icing and decorate

Anne makes double quantities every time as they are delicious and get snapped up in no time at all.

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