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Never Fail Little Cakes

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Introduction

This is a recipe for simple buns, passed down from my Nanny. If you don't want them plain, you can add about 75g of whatever you like to the mix. (I like sultanas, chocolate chips or glace cherries.)

This is a recipe for simple buns, passed down from my Nanny. If you don't want them plain, you can add about 75g of whatever you like to the mix. (I like sultanas, chocolate chips or glace cherries.)

Ingredients

Serves: 24

Metric Cups
  • 175 grams butter (soft)
  • 175 grams caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 200 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces butter (soft)
  • 6 ounces superfine sugar
  • 3 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 7 ounces self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

Never Fail Little Cakes is a community recipe submitted by custard81 and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Using a handheld whisk or freestanding mixer with whisk attachment, beat all the ingredients in a large bowl until soft and creamy.
  • Divide the mix between 24 bun cases.
  • Bake at 200C (180C fan) for 12-15 minutes. They should be light golden brown on top when cooked.
  • Using a handheld whisk or freestanding mixer with whisk attachment, beat all the ingredients in a large bowl until soft and creamy.
  • Divide the mix between 24 bun cases.
  • Bake at 200C (180C fan) for 12-15 minutes. They should be light golden brown on top when cooked.
  • Additional Information

    My husband loves these plain with just a simple glace icing.

    My husband loves these plain with just a simple glace icing.

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    What 2 Others have said

    • Marvelous recipe - the best cupcakes I've ever made. Already made a batch with choc chips and another with glace cherries. This is now my go-to recipe, many thanks for sharing.

      Posted by kandy666 on 23rd September 2011
    • This recipe makes fab buns!!! best I've tried :-) x

      Posted by josiedesigns on 30th September 2011
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