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Patty Cakes Recipe

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These cute little cupcakes are just perfect for afternoon tea. Top them with your favourite icing and enjoy!

PREP TIME: 20 min
COOK TIME: 30 min
READY TIME: 50 min
CALORIES: 250 (per serving)

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  • 1½ cups self-raising flour
  • 2⁄3 cup caster (superfine) sugar
  • 155 g (5 oz) butter
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup (2 fl oz) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Whipped cream
  • Lemon curd


1 Place flour, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat until ingredients are well mixed. Continue to beat until mixture is light and creamy.

2 Spoon mixture into patty-cake cases in tins until cases are three-quarters full. Bake in a preheated 180°C (350°F) oven for 20 minutes or until cakes are golden and cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow cakes to cool on wire racks.

3 To serve, remove a round of cake using a teaspoon and fill the hole with whipped cream or lemon curd.

4 Top filling with the removed piece of cake and sprinkle with icing sugar. Serve at a grown-ups’ afternoon tea party.


Calories: 250 Kcal
Fat: 12.59 g
Carbs: 14.86 g
Protein: 16.38 g

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