How To Make Queen Cake Or Fairy Cake – Guide Simple Recipe

Have you ever wished you knew how to create delicious buns that rival those from the store? For instructions, go to this simple recipe! (makes 12) A queen cake is equivalent to a cupcake in the United States.

About Queen Cake

That is, at least, how I recall it. Some had a light dusting of sprinkles, while others didn’t. We did not have any luxury when we were children during the apartheid era. We were forced to eat and live modestly. I suppose that’s why easy recipes have stayed with me.

Although the majority of our foods actually originated in the darkness, it is a part of our tradition, and people are in utter awe of them. Darkness or not, every item we serve was prepared with care. We never complained about the little we had. When I was young, I don’t recall ever desiring anything more.

how to make queen cake

I don’t recall my parents ever lamenting our living situation or the meager pay they received. They simply did their best with what they had. On certain days, I wish life could be simpler and go back to being that way. Things become less complex when they are simple.

I currently find life to be just too hectic and difficult. Too much material possessions, competition, and greed are all around us. While enjoying these Queen Cakes today, I couldn’t help but experience a bit of nostalgia. Making them made me feel good since it made me miss home.


  • 12 cup of room temperature shortening
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 sugar cup
  • eggs, two big, at room temperature
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) of sifted cake flour
  • 2 Baking powder, half a teaspoon
  • 14 cup of milk

Choice of Filling:

  • 12 to 16 ounces jam, strawberry jam, or raspberry preserves, if desired.
  • 1 cup optional whipped cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, optionally in the form of granulated or superfine sugar

how to make queen cake

Steps to make queen cake

  1. The oven should be heated at 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare two (8-inch round) cake pans with butter and flour. Alternately, use baking spray.
  3. Shortening, salt, and vanilla are mixed in a bowl with an electric mixer. When the mixture is light and fluffy, around 4 to 5 minutes, gradually add the sugar.
  4. One at a time, beat well after each addition of an egg. Put the eggs in a dish of hot tap water to quickly bring them to room temperature. For 4 to 5 minutes, let stand.
  5. Cake flour and baking powder should be combined in a bowl; mix well with a spoon or whisk.
  6. On low speed, add roughly a third of the flour mixture to the batter; beat until combined; add half of the milk; and beat again until combined. Repeat with the remaining milk and one-third of the flour, and then add the final third of the flour. Blend thoroughly by beating.
  7. Put an equal amount of batter into each of the 2 layer cake pans that have been prepped. Evenly distribute the batter.
  8. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, in the preheated oven.
  9. On a rack, cool the layers in the pans.
  10. Take one cake out of the pan. Put the cake on a platter and cover it with the jam or preserves. Completely cool in the refrigerator.
  11. Whipping cream and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar are mixed in a bowl using an electric mixer to create firm peaks.
  12. The chilled cake with jam should be taken out of the fridge and covered with an even layer of whipped cream. Add the last layer of cake on top, and then sift confectioners’ sugar on top.
  13. Refrigerate the cake with a cover until ready to serve.
  14. Cake leftovers should be kept in the fridge.

Cook’s Notes

  • If you only want to make 12 or want to make 48, cut the component amounts in half.
  • If you’re hand-mixing the batter and it starts to turn lumpy, whisk it again.
  • When the cakes are baking, check on them frequently.

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