Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

These are delicous cupcakes.


  1. Cake: Beat the margarine and sugar together until white and fluffy.
  2. Beat the eggs, milk and vanilla essence in a separate bowl.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the margarine mixture.
  4. Add the flour and baking powder. Beat the mixture.
  5. Pour into cupcake cases and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Spread frosting on the cupcakes when cool. Decorate as wished.
  7. Frosting: Beat the margarine until white and smooth. Add the icing sugar and the milk and beat until smooth and spreadable.
Most Helpful

After reading the reviews, I baked mine longer at 300 degrees. They seemed less dry than what other reviewers dealt with. I also subbed lemon extract for the vanilla, and used a buttercream frosting. Then I sprinkled the frosting with a little lemon zest sugar. So simple and delicious!

Diana J. December 28, 2015

i made these and the outside turned out too hard. i think the cooking time is set for too long?? decent taste, not too sweet. needs a fluffy icing to make it better. this icing was more like a glaze

pitwithbell October 20, 2009

Just what I was looking for since misplacing my fav cook book, although they tended to break up if moved while hot. Not too sweet.

djmastermum April 10, 2008