Perfect fairy cakes

    40 min

    Great for children's snacks and for parties, these perfect fairy cakes are full of vanilla flavour and easy to make.


    Sussex, England, UK
    313 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 125g caster sugar
    • 125g self-raising flour
    • 125g softened butter
    • 2 beaten eggs
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180C / Gas 4.
    2. Cream butter and caster sugar. Add beaten egg bit by bit and mix well. Fold in self-raising flour mix until smooth. Add milk and mix. Add vanilla extract and mix.
    3. Place 12 cake cases onto baking tray. Spoon the mixture into the cases.
    4. Place cakes in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and leave to cool. Add icing sugar and toppings once completely cool, if wanted.

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    Reviews in English (23)


    amazing recipe. So simple and the cakes came out moist and delicious. Im not much of a baker so for this recipe to work for me it's pretty amazing!  -  28 Mar 2012


    lovely soft and fluffy Brill !!  -  24 Feb 2011


    Very easy to make but was a bit disappointed, they didn't rise much atall and weren't nearly as fluffy as I would have liked. They still tasted good though.  -  23 May 2012