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Close up view of Wholemeal Fairy Cakes on a marble cake stand, decorated with icing and smarties
30Total Time
15Prep Time
15Bake Time

Wholemeal Fairy Cakes

Quick and easy

1 Reviews

  • Vegetarian
  • Nut Free

About the Wholemeal Fairy Cakes

These Fairy Cakes are super easy to make with children, with seven simple steps to a batch of beautifully decorated Vanilla Fairy Cakes - what makes this recipe even more family friendly is we've swapped out white flour for 75% more wholemeal flour, bursting with fibre but keeping your bakes fluffy and light. We won't tell if you don't! Simply let these quick and easy wholemeal fairy cakes cool, before topping them with a spoonful of Silver Spoon Icing Sugar and decorating with mini Smarties or sprinkles (or any other toppings you fancy!).

Looking for more quick and easy bake-spiration? We've got you. Keep it full of fibre with Wholemeal Chocolate Cupcakes, or whisk up mini mouthfuls of moreish muffins with our Mini Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe.

30Total Time
15Prep 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 flours 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 fairy cakes

    • 100g Butter
    • 2 Medium eggs
    • 2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 100g Silver Spoon Caster Sugar
    • 25g Allinson's Self-Raising White Flour
    • 75g  Allinson's Self Raising Wholemeal Flour


  • Muffin tray
  • Paper cases
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cooling rack

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