Easy fairy cakes

    17 min

    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.


    Dorset, England, UK
    96 people made this

    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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    Lovely recipe. I made these for my sons birthday party. The recipe made 18 when fairy cake cases were filled 2/3rds full. I decorated them with icing made with water and a few drops of food colouring(rather than buttercream) and then finished half of them with a fondant ninja turtle face and the other half with a piped web design for a super heroes themed party. There were zero cakes left at the end and only empty cases on plates - always a good sign since children often lick the icing off the top and leave the sponge. Will use again.  -  10 Aug 2014


    Lovely thank you  -  05 Dec 2013


    Best fairy cake recipe I've done my girls have been eating them that's even before I get chance to decorate them oh well good sign  -  24 Oct 2017