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Raspberry and coconut fairy cakes in a blue cake tin on a picnic basket. Tried & Tested

Raspberry and coconut fairy cakes

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1.2 stars based on 5 ratings

Light little fruity cupcakes with coconut. Perfect to bake for for an afternoon treat. Why not try adding the grated zest of a lime for an exotic twist.

Key Information

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  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 175g 6¼ oz Butter (unsalted) room temperature
  • 175g 6¼ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's)
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) medium
  • 75g 2¾ oz Self-raising white flour sifted (we like Allinson)
  • 75g 2¾ oz Raspberries
  • 3tbsp 3tbsp Milk (whole)
  • 75g 2¾ oz Dessicated coconut
  • 25g 1 oz Almonds (ground)
  • Unrefined golden icing sugar (we like Billington's)

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 190ºC (170ºC fan, gas mark 5). Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Put the butter and sugar together in a bowl and whisk together until pale, light and fluffy.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 175g 6¼ oz Butter (unsalted) room temperature
    • 175g 6¼ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's)
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Gradually whisk in the eggs. Tip half of the raspberries into the flour and gently fold in the milk to form a creamed mixture.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) medium
    • 40g 1½ oz Raspberries
    • 3tbsp 3tbsp Milk (whole)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Fold in the desiccated coconut and the almonds.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 75g 2¾ oz Dessicated coconut
    • 25g 1 oz Almonds (ground)
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Spoon the mixture into the paper cases, scattering the rest of the raspberries over the top.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 35g 1¼ oz Raspberries
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Bake for 15-20 mins until pale golden, risen and springy to the touch. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with sieved icing sugar. Store in an airtight container.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Unrefined golden icing sugar (we like Billington's)