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Simple Fairy Cakes on a plate next to a box of Silver Spoon Icing Sugar, and a sliced cupcake in a cupcake case
35Total Time
20Prep Time
15Bake Time

Simple Fairy Cakes

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  • Vegetarian

About our simple fa

Fairy cakes are a great recipe to introduce your children to baking and are a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy together. In just 25 minutes you'll have made a batch of 12 delicious fairy cakes.

Decorate with a little drizzly icing and plenty of sprinkles, or go for the full butterfly effect.

Take your cupcakes to the next level with our delicious vanilla cupcake recipe.

35Total Time
20Prep Time
15Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

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

  2. Step 2:

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

  3. Step 3:

    Carefully fold in the flour until just incorporated.

  4. Step 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. Step 5:

    Allow to cool on a rack.

  6. Step 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.

  7. Step 7:

    Spoon the icing on to each cake and decorate with a handful of coloured sprinkles.


  • For the Cakes

    • 100g Butter
    • 2 Eggs
    • 2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 100g Silver Spoon Caster Sugar
    • 100g Allinson's Self Raising White Flour
  • For the Icing

    • 150g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • Handful Sprinkle decorations


  • Cupcake case
  • Mixing bowl

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