Patty Cakes


These patty cakes (also known as fairy cakes, cup cakes amongst many other names) are the old-school recipe - true blue aussie, tried and tested - in my own kitchen.

1 cup self-raising flour

1 Tablespoon cornflour

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

2 level Tablespoons butter

2 eggs

1 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar


Beat butter and sugar to a cream, add eggs one at a time and beat.

Add self-raising flour and cornflour (mixed together), 2 Tablespoons at a time, beating well in between additions.

Add Cream of Tartar and Baking Soda last, and beat them through the mixture.

Bake in a quick oven (that is, a hot oven) for about 10 minutes or until the centres bounce back when touched.

There are so many variations on icing patty cakes - so I will include a few pictures below for inspiration.