Lime fairy cakes

Lime fairy cakes


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About this recipe: These yummy lime flavoured fairy cakes are so light and gorgeous. You could substitute lemon, if desired, but I think lime is just a tad more exciting!

sweettooth Cheshire, England, UK

Serves: 30 

  • 225g butter, room temperature
  • 325g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 440g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 475ml soured cream
  • Icing
  • 50g butter, room temp
  • 275g icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease or line muffin tins.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add lime zest and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Combine flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with soured cream (batter will be thick).
  4. Fill prepared tins with 4 tablespoons (60ml) of the mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. For the lime icing, cream butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Add lime juice, vanilla, lime zest and milk; beat until smooth. Ice the cooled fairy cakes. Sometimes I like to sprinkle toasted coconut on top for a tropical feel. Enjoy!

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Reviews (1)


these cupcakes were ok.......mite not make them again, but the lime iceing was very tastey and would defo use again :D - 10 Jun 2010

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