Candle Cup Cakes

candle cup cakes

Candle Cup Cakes

5 from 1 vote
Candle cup cakes are an A inexpensive and pretty idea for a children's party, when there is no time to decorate a large cake.
Servings: 12 cup cakes
Calories: 156


  • 4 oz plain flour
  • 1 level teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 oz margarine
  • 3 oz caster sugar
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon orange squash undiluted
  • 4 oz icing sugar
  • pink food colouring
  • 12 tiny birthday candles in holders


  • Preheat oven to moderately hot, 190°C (375°F) or gas 5.
  • Line 12 bun tins with paper cases.
  • Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt.
  • Cream the margarine with the caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add beaten egg to creamed mixture a little at a time.
  • Stir in the orange squash.
  • Fold in the flour.
  • Spoon mixture into cake cases.
  • Bake in the centre of the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Leave to cool in their paper cases.
  • Mix icing sugar with enough cold water to make an icing which will thickly coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Colour the icing a delicate pink, dropping colour from top of skewer or knitting needle.
  • Spoon icing on to cakes.
  • While the icing is still wet, add a tiny candle in its holder to centre of each cake. Leave to set.
Calories: 156 kcal
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Protein: 2 g
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 14 mg
Sodium: 111 mg
Potassium: 23 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 16 g
Vitamin A: 404 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 26 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Dishes Cakes, Cupcakes
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