Easy fairy cakes

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  • 17min

About this recipe: Every little girl's dream - the perfect fairy cake. This is a basic and easy to follow recipe for small fairy cakes, perfect for making with the children. Add flavouring or food colouring of your choice and decorate with chocolate, lemon or vanilla icing.

jean.isacke Dorset, England, UK


Makes: 24 fairy cakes

  • 225g (8 oz) butter
  • 225g (8 oz) sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 225g (8 oz) self raising flour


Prep:5min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:17min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease two 12-hole fairy cake tins or line with paper cases.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the flour.
  3. Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tins or cases.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  5. Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before decorating.


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Reviews (2)


Lovely thank you - 05 Dec 2013


We made cupcakes and they turned out really lovely, very easy to follow - 11 May 2014

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