Fairy Cakes, easy and quick to make, a family favourite and delicious at the same time. We've seen our fair share of Fairy Cake recipes but this one is probably the easiest. We've also added those traditional butterfly wings to the topping which look great and it's also fun to do with the kids. We've included a video from the archives (an oldie but a goodie) which runs you through the whole process. We even show you the difference between Fairy Cake cases, Cupcake cases and Muffin cases.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5). Line a cupcake tin with cake cases, if you have no cake cases, grease and flour the individual holes.
Beat together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth.
Sift the flour into the bowl with the baking powder. Stir in until well blended. Spoon the mix into the cake cases, if using.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when inserted. Cool on a rack before decorating.
To make the icing, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy and pale, add a drop of milk if needed. Add the colouring as required.
Using a small sharp knife carefully cut out the centre of the cake, removing the sponge and slicing in half to make butterfly wings. Spoon the buttercream into the centre and position the sponge wings on top. Dust with icing sugar to finish.
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02 September 2020
Very easy to follow and make! I’ve made these multiple times now because they’re just so delicious and you get a lot of cakes out of it.
15 April 2020
Brilliant recipe easy to do made with my 2 kids we even added vanilla extract into the butter cream so we had vanilla butter cream yum
08 April 2020
This was excellant recipe for my granddaughter to make so easy and the family loved them thank you
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