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Easy Petit Fours

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Serves: 6-8

For the Cake

  • 250 margarine
  • 250 granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 500 self-raising flour

For the Icing

  • 500 granulated sugar
  • ⅘ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 250 water
  • 375 confectioners' sugar


Easy Petit Fours is a community recipe submitted by SAFruitCake and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an large square cake pan and line with wax paper.
  • Beat the margarine and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the margarine mixture before adding the next. Fold in the flour until only small lumps remain; pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes (+5 min if necessary).
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into 5 X 5 cm squares and top with icing when cooled off.
  • Icing: In a saucepan, stir together the granulated sugar, cream of tartar and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook without stirring until the temperature is between 223 and 234 degrees F (106 to 112 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dripped from a spoon can spin a long thread.
  • When the syrup comes to the proper temperature, remove from heat, and stir in confectioners' sugar about 1/2 cup at a time until the icing is thick enough to coat a metal spoon. Test by pouring over a small piece of cake.
  • Adjust the amount of confectioners' sugar as needed to get a good pouring consistency.
  • Use while warm, or reheat over simmering water. Keep covered with plastic wrap when not in use to prevent a crust from forming on the top.
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