Easy Christmas Tree Cakes

A guest post by Karen Lancaster

These gorgeous little cakes are great to make with children. Decorate with shapes cut out of ready rolled icing, such as Christmas trees, stars and snowmen. Easy to adapt for all occasions.


225g self-raising flour 
225g caster sugar 
215g unsalted butter 
1 tablespoon veg oil 
4 eggs 
1 tsp good vanilla extract 
1 tsp baking powder

Heat Oven to 190c.
Put everything in the bowl and mix (I use electric hand mixer) until fluffy.
Fill cases about 1/4 full.

Bake for 20 minutes until risen and the mixture springs back when touched.
Leave to cool.
Top with buttercream and decorate how you wish.

Makes 24 cupcakes

Would you make these cakes with your kids at Christmas?

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  1. Oh so festive. I never bake with Aaron :-( I should x

    1. These are incredibly simple to do, why don't you give them a go?

  2. These look really cute and really easy! I think I might try them sometime - will get me into the festive spirit :)

  3. Kids? I would make them for me! I love Christmas and Christmas baking, I go a little crazy! These cakes look fab!

  4. these look so cute! Hope to get a chance to try them with Wilf!

  5. Cool! I don't have an oven sadly so I won;t be baking anything *sobs* Next Christmas though!

  6. Anything with cake in the title and I'm there! These look quick and easy - thanks!

  7. These look rather delish don't they?! I'm hungry now :( lol

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  8. Too early in the morning to be looking at cakes……now I am hungry.
    Shall be back for the recipe later xx