Queen Kate’s Cupcakes

With the royal wedding just three weeks away it is hard not to get caught up in all things Kate and William.

Queen Fine Foods have come up with two majestic recipes to help you celebrate the big day with friends, the first is Queen Kate’s Cupcakes:

Makes: 8
Prep: 20 mins (+ setting time)

You Need:

100g butter, softened
185g caster sugar
2 tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
2 eggs
200g self-raising flour
125ml milk

Vanilla Frosting

100g butter, softened
450g icing sugar mixture
1 tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
60ml milk

Queen Kate's Cupcakes


1.Using an electric mixer, mix cream butter and sugar.
2.Add the Queen Vanilla Bean Paste and mix well.
3.Add eggs one at a time and beat lightly.
4.Add sifted flour and milk in two batches, stir with a wooden or metal spoon, until just combined.
5.Spoon into 12 muffin cases and bake for 15-20 minutes at 180C.


1.Using an electric mixer, beat butter until very light in colour.
2.Add the Queen Vanilla Bean Paste.
3.Add sifted icing mixture gradually, beat after each addition. Add the milk and beat to combine.
4.Spread over cooled cupcakes and enjoy.

Alternatively, use Queen Royal Icing as a topping – the finish is smooth and elegant and incredibly easy to make – just add water and spread away!

About Queen

Queen Fine Foods is Australia’s leading provider of premium, pure Vanilla extracts and essences. Based in Brisbane, this family owned business has been making Australia’s finest Vanilla products since 1897.

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