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Queen cakes for Mother’s Day

Queen cakes

Are you doing anything special for Mothers’ Day this year? We’re hoping to visit our local Farmers’ Market before enjoying a family lunch at the local pub. I thought I would make something special for afternoon tea using Whitworths baking sugars – traditional Queen Cakes.

Queen cakes for Mother’s Day


The recipe for Queen Cakes is quite simple. You will need:

110g  unsalted butter
110g caster sugar
2 eggs
110g self raising flour
60g glacé cherries

How to bake Queen Cakes

Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl, add in the eggs, then fold in the flour. Add a little milk if necessary. I added chopped glacé cherries but you can also use sultanas if you prefer.

Grease a heart-shaped tin, or bun tin, then add the mixture being careful not to overfill each shape. Bake at 180° for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, then leave to cool and transfer to a wire rack. Lightly dust with caster sugar before eating. Delicious!

Queen cakes

Win with Whitworths Sugar

Once again Whitworths are running some brilliant competitions during March. To enter you must be following @WhitworthsSugar on Twitter. Each week @WhitworthsSugar will ask their Twitter fans a different baking related question, all you have to do to enter is tweet your answer with the well-themed hash tag:

Week 1- (2nd – 8th March) What are you planning to bake for Mother’s Day? Use the hash tag #MothersDayBakes

Week 2 – (9th – 15th March) What is/was the best baking tip your Mum shared with you? Use the hash tag #MumKnowsBest

Week 3 – (16th – 22nd March) What is/was the best recipe their Mum passed down to you? Use the hash tag #MumsTheWord

… and to mix things up, in the fourth week they’ll be asking you:

Week 4 – (23rd – 28th March) What will you be baking for the family this Easter? Use the hash tag #EasterBakes

Each Friday one lucky person will be chosen at random to win a Whitworths goody bag (3 in total), this winner will be chosen from the previous week’s entries, the requirements are that:

  1. You are following @WhitworthsSugar
  2. You have used the correct hash tag for that week (see above).

Full terms and conditions can be found here.


  • Reply
    March 5, 2013 at 8:33 am

    These look so yummy!

    • Reply
      March 5, 2013 at 9:00 am

      I can’t tell you how yummy they are with a cup of tea!

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