Step 1: Cream the butter and sugar together with a spoon, until the butter is two shades lighter.
Step 2: Add the vanilla essence.
Step 3: Whisk the eggs in a cup with a fork.
Step 4: Add a little of the whisked eggs and then a little flour, it helps if you sieve it in.
Step 5: Fold the ingredients together.
Step 6: Keep doing this until all the flour and egg has gone, (If you run out of one first it’s OK, add the rest of the other on it’s own)
Step 7: Give it all one last mix.
Step 8: Using two tea spoons scoop a heaped tea spoon of mix into each case. (it helps to keep the shape if you double up the cases)
Step 9: Cook on gas mark 5 for 15-25 minutes.
Step 10: Remove from oven and leave to cool.
Step 11: Enjoy yummy cakes