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Brain cakes

Brain cakes


Try these kooky cupcakes - brains never looked or tasted so good!

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 45

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 70



  • 125g butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3/4 cup caster sugar

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted

  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 01

    Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Line a 12-hole, 1/3 cup-capacity muffin pan with paper cases.

  • 02

    Using an electric mixer, beat butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Add flour and milk. Stir to combine.

  • 03

    Spoon 1/4 cup mixture into each paper case. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of 1 cake comes out clean. Stand cakes in pan for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  • 04

    Make Pink icing: Using an electric mixer, beat butter until pale and fluffy. Gradually add icing sugar mixture and milk, beating constantly until combined. Tint pale pink using pink food colouring.

  • 05

    Spread cakes with icing to form a mound. Using a butter knife, mark a line through the icing, in the middle of each cake. Spoon remaining icing into a piping bag fitted with a 8mm round nozzle. Using the picture as a guide, pipe icing onto each cake to form brains.



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