Wills & Kate: Let Them Eat Cake…Queen Cakes, natch

Queen Cakes Recipe

In an unusually patriotic outburst (especially for a Scot) Hampshirecook has both baked and blogged.  Queen Cakes are basically little raisin sponges, the recipe comes from an ancient (1960’s) Be-Ro book that you sent away for with tokens from Be-Ro flour packs, it was my childhood other bible.  These little cakes take less than 30 minutes from beginning to end and if I can make them, they are easy.  Sorry the ingredients are in UK Imperial measures, I might add the US/Metric if there is any interest in this.

Ingredients (Makes 12):

  • 4oz Margarine
  • 4oz Caster Sugar
  • 2 medium-sized Eggs
  • 4oz Self-Raising Flour
  • 1oz Raisins (gosh that sounds mean, but ’tis enough)


Cream the marg and sugar.  Beat the eggs lightly and add in slowly to the creamed mixture, mixing well.  Fold in the seived flour and when this is mixed, add in the raisins and mix round until evenly(ish) distributed.  Divide among 12 paper cake cases and bake (I used the fan oven) for 20 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius/350-375 degrees Farenheit until the tops are firmed.  And all the best to the happy couple.  Well, one hopes they are happy.  I’m sure they are.  Happier than you know who anyways!


4 thoughts on “Wills & Kate: Let Them Eat Cake…Queen Cakes, natch

  1. Ahh, how sweet. I love those little cakes, and your decorations really emphasise how petite they are!

    To confess, I was not at all interested in the wedding – although I was strangely keen to get a look at the dress- but they did look happy. Fingers crossed for this pair!


    • We decided to go with it, I wouldn’t normally bother but we had a big family do years ago for Charles and Di, and that all ended so badly, I think we were all trying to make something better out of that awfullness. So, it’s Kate for Queen, I might think about taking to the streets to protest if Charles insisted on that binty being crowned.


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