Simple Fairy Cakes

  • Total Time

    35m
    • Prep Time

      20m
    • Bake Time

      15m
  • Serves

    12
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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Fairy cakes are a great recipe to introduce your children to baking and are a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy together. Let your creativity run wild when decorating.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan 150°C, gas mark 3). Line a muffin tray with 10-12 paper cases.

  2. Beat together the butter and sugar, then add in the eggs one at a time mixing between each addition. Add the vanilla extract.

    • 100g Butter
    • 100g White caster sugar
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  3. Carefully fold in the flour until just incorporated.

    • 100g Self-raising white flour
  4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden on top. Insert the tip of a knife into the cases to check that they are baked throughout. If they are ready the knife should be clean when removed from the sponge.

  5. Allow to cool on a rack.

  6. To make the icing, add a few drops of water to the icing sugar until the consistency becomes smooth and glossy. Add more water if needed, or if the icing becomes too runny add a touch more icing sugar to thicken.

    • 150g Icing sugar
  7. Spoon the icing on to each cake and decorate with a handful of coloured sprinkles.

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